Injury-plagued Indian fast Bhuvneshwar Kumar has undergone a sports hernia surgery in London. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) released a statement on Bhuvi’s fitness earlier on Thursday.
“Fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar traveled to London on 9th January and underwent a successful sports hernia surgery on 11th January,” the statement read.
“He was assisted by Team India physiotherapist Yogesh Parmar. Bhuvneshwar will now return to India and commence his rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru.”
Bhuvneshwar, who has played 21 Tests, 114 ODIs and 43 T20Is for India, missed the home ODI series against the West Indies three months after returning to action against the same opposition in the 20-over format.
The Meerut-born cricketer was not named in India’s T20I squad for the upcoming series against New Zealand and he is also not likely to make it to the Test and ODI squad for the challenging tour that gets underway this month.
The BCCI further revealed that young opening batsman Prithvi Shaw has recovered from his shoulder injury and has left for New Zealand to join the India A team.
“Opening batsman Prithvi Shaw has completed his rehab at the NCA and has recovered from his left shoulder injury. He has been made available for selection for all formats of the game. Prithvi has left for New Zealand and will soon join India A,” the statement added.