Still no definitive update on extent of Bumrah's injury: Dravid

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01 Oct 2022 | 02:42 PM
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Still no definitive update on extent of Bumrah's injury: Dravid

Dravid said that the team will be 'hopeful' about Bumrah's availability till the time he's officially ruled out

Pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah is set to miss the T20 World Cup due to an injury but head coach Rahul Dravid on Saturday said he won't go deep into his medical reports and will wait for an official confirmation regarding his availability for the showpiece in Australia.

India suffered a big setback when their pace spearhead Bumrah was ruled out of their final preparatory series against South Africa due to stress fracture in his lower back.

"We are awaiting the official confirmation on the next steps. As of now, he's officially ruled out of this (SA) series. But we will see what happens over the next few days," Dravid told reporters on the eve of the second T20I against South Africa.

Usually a stress fracture in the back takes about six months to heal completely but Dravid said the team is still "hopeful".

"Honestly, I've not gone deeply into the medical reports, I rely on the experts to tell me what it is. They ruled him out for this series and he's being assessed. We will know in due course what happens in the future," the 49-year-old said.

"Obviously till he's completely ruled out, and we get an official confirmation that he's ruled out, we will always be hopeful. We will always hope for the best just for us as a team and Jasprit as an individual."

Bumrah, after a lengthy layoff that forced him to miss the Asia Cup, had recently made a comeback during the home T20I series against Australia but the 28-year-old has been forced to head back to the National Cricket Academy for rehab again. The 28-year-old's spate of injuries, despite his workload being carefully looked after by the think-tank, has become a matter of debate.

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