New Delhi, July 21: India's fast bowlers Jasprit Bumrah and Prasidh Krishna are at their final stages of rehab and are bowling with full intensity in the nets at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru, the BCCI said on Friday, while adding that Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul and more significantly, Rishabh Pant, have commenced batting practice.
Bumrah last played competitive cricket in September 2022 due to his back injury. He has been undergoing rehabilitation at the NCA since undergoing back surgery in New Zealand in March this year.
On the other hand, Prasidh was ruled out of the IPL 2023 with a stress fracture.
"The two fast bowlers are in the final stages of their rehab and are bowling with full intensity in the nets. The duo will now play some practice games, which the NCA will organise. The BCCI Medical Team is pleased with their progress and will make a final decision after assessing them following the practice games," the BCCI said in a statement.
On right-handed batters KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer, the BCCI has said that they have resumed batting in the nets and are undergoing strength and fitness drills.