Jasprit Bumrah has yet to fully recover from a thumb injury and will be unavailable for India’s second Test against England which begins at Lord’s from Thursday, bowling coach Bharat Arun informed on Tuesday.
The 23-year-old has been bowling in the practice, but not match-fit yet, India bowling coach B Arun informed.
“He (Burmrah) is bowling fit right now but it’s too early to put him into a game-like situation. The plaster on his hand needs to come off first. He is out of contention for the second Test,” bowling coach Bharat Arun confirmed at a media conference on Tuesday.
Bumrah has been bowling at the nets but it has been found that he is still taking catches with soft ball.
Bumrah had suffered an injury to his left thumb during India’s first T2OI against Ireland in Dublin and was ruled out of the ongoing T2OI series against England. The 24-year-old seamer underwent a surgery in Leeds before returning to India.
Shardul Thakur was brought in as a replacement for the young pacer.