New Delhi: Several Indian cricketers who were sidelined due to injuries are making good progress in their rehabilitation and are expected to be fit for the upcoming tour of South Africa, starting from December 17.
Fast bowlers Jasprit Bumrah and Prasidh Krishna, who suffered knee and shoulder injuries respectively during the T20 World Cup, are in the final stages of their rehab and are bowling with full intensity in the nets. They will also play some practice games to regain match fitness before the tour.
Batsmen KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer, who missed the T20 World Cup due to appendicitis and shoulder surgery respectively, have resumed batting in the nets and are currently undergoing strength and fitness drills. They will be available for selection for the limited-overs series against South Africa.
Wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant, who sustained a hamstring injury during the IPL, has made significant progress in his rehabilitation and has commenced batting as well as keeping in the nets. He is likely to be fit for the Test series against South Africa.
The Indian team management will be hoping that these players recover fully and join the squad in time for the challenging tour, which comprises three Tests, three ODIs, and four T20Is.