Jasprit Bumrah to join MI in Ahmedabad ahead of their IPL 2024 opener against GT; Suryakumar Yadav fails fitness test


Jasprit Bumrah is yet to join the Mumbai Indians camp and the seamer is expected to join the team in Ahmedabad, the venue for their IPL 2024 opener against the Gujarat Titans on March 21. Bumrah is on break after playing in India’s fifth match. -England Test at Dharamsala, which concluded on March 9, and is very fit and available for MI’s opening tournament on March 24.

“Yes, Jasprit Bumrah will join the team directly in Ahmedabad on March 21. There will be two to three good days of training before the first match against Gujarat Titans on March 24,” informs a source close to the developments. situation.

MI’s pre-season camp began in Mumbai on March 12 and most of the players and support staff were present since then. Former captain Rohit Sharma checked in on March 18, but it is unclear when Suryakumar Yadav might join the team.

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Surya hasn’t started hitting yet

It is understood the 33-year-old underwent a fitness assessment at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) on Tuesday but was unable to meet the parameters required to be granted clearance. The right-hander will likely undergo another evaluation in a few days and the NCA and IM will likely follow a patient pathway.

Surya is undergoing rehabilitation at the ANC after undergoing surgery for a sports hernia in Munich in January. The batting all-rounder also injured his ankle during the third India-South Africa T20I in Johannesburg on December 14 and has been out since then.

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It is learned that the right-hander is yet to start hitting properly in the nets, but the failure in Tuesday’s fitness test is not a major concern as there has been no recurrence or worsening of his injuries .

When asked about Surya’s status during MI’s pre-season presser, head coach Mark Boucher said he was waiting for updates from the Indian cricket board.

“We are waiting for updates on Suryakumar from the BCCI. We have always faced fitness challenges, but we have a world-class medical team. We might lose one or two in terms of fitness, but we have to move on,” Boucher said.

It was business as usual at the MI camp and the players had an optional session on Tuesday. The team is likely to play a few practice matches before kicking off their IPL 2024 campaign.

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    first publication: March 19, 2024, 9:52 p.m. IST

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