File image of Jasprit Bumrah© AFP
Bumrah last played in the ODI away series against England before being rested from the rubber against West Indies and the upcoming one against Zimbabwe.
However, it is understood that the back issue will keep him out for some time and he will need to do rehabilitation work at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru before being deemed fit for the white-ball home series against Australia and south Africa in September-October.
Bumrah had had similar issues few years ago and was out for a considerable amount of time.
Currently, the pacer is holidaying with his family in the United States.
Bumrah’s injury is a setback for the Indian team as he would need some matches to get into the groove after a long lay-off which will be more than two months.
While he is an automatic choice as and when he makes a comeback, the same can’t be said about someone like Avesh Khan, who, if given a chance in the Asia Cup, would like to prove his worth to remain in the mix.
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