NEW DELHI: India pace bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who has been out of action after injuring his thigh muscle during an Indian Premier League (IPL) game on October 2, will remain out of action till the 2021 IPL edition likely to begin in early April. The 30-year-old bowler, who is recuperating at Bangalore’s National Cricket Academy (NCA), will complete his rehab next month.
Overall, he would remain out of action for six months since the date of injury.
“He will be able to play only during the IPL as he is out of competitive cricket for six months,” an official in the know of things told reporters.
Bhuvi has also not been picked in the Uttar Pradesh team for the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy T20 tournament next month. While the domestic season is likely to be a curtailed one, India play a full international series against England prior to the IPL