BCCI issues fitness updates on Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Prithvi Shaw

Bhuvneshwar underwent successful surgery in London and is set to return for the New Zealand tour

Bhuvneshwar underwent successful surgery in London and is set to return for the New Zealand tour

The National Cricket Academy (NCA) once again came under the scanner where the cricketer was rehabilitating to recover from other injuries.

The BCCI on Thursday early morning provided a beneficial change concerning the damage of Indian team's fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar and opener Prithvi Shaw. He was assisted by Team India physiotherapist Yogesh Parmar. It will be interesting to see if he gets fit for the Indian Premier League (IPL) in time which is reportedly set to commence on March 29 where he will feature for the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH).

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. Tomorrow (January 17), the second ODI will be played in Rajkot.

Recently, the NCA was in the spotlight when it was reported that top pacer Jasprit Bumrah's request for a fitness test was turned down on the grounds that he had undergone rehabilitation under private trainers instead of the BCCI facility in Bengaluru. The NCA is now headed by former India captain Rahul Dravid.

"The opening drummer, Prithvi Shaw, completed his NCA rehab and recovered from his left shoulder injury".

The BCCI said the young batsman Prithvi Shaw traveled to New Zealand to join the India A team after completing his shoulder injury rehabilitation. Shaw's participation on the India A tour of New Zealand was put under doubt.

Shaw has been made available for all formats of the game and left for New Zealand to join the India A squad.

India "A" will begin their campaign with a three-match one-day series followed by two four-dayers from January 22. The series finale is in Bengaluru on January 19.

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