Jasprit Bumrah © Getty Images
Jasprit Bumrah © Getty Images

In a major setback to India  ahead of the five-match Test series against England starting on August 1, it is being reported that fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah’s recent surgery on his the left thumb was not a successful one.

“It is a displaced fracture on the left hand thumb. From what I know, the operation wasn’t a great success,” a BCCI official told Deccan Chronicle.

The Gujarat pacer was named in the squad for the first three Test matches, but was available for selection from the second Test starting August 9 at Lord’s.

The 24-year-old pacer had suffered an injury to his thumb of his non-bowling hand in the first T20I against Ireland in Malahide  while trying to stop a shot during his run-up and was ruled out of the subsequent T20I and ODIs series against England.

This latest development now puts Bumrah’s availability for the entire Test series in question. However, the BCCI official did point out that in case of an emergency Bumrah might be considered for selection given the injury is on his non-bowling hand.

“I guess technically he is out for 3-4 weeks but being a bowler and injury in his non-bowling hand, the team management might gamble if there is an emergency or they can make him to play with the bandages,” added the source.

India do have adequate back-up in the pace bowling department in Mumbai’s Shardul Thakur. Other pacers in the squad are Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav  and Hardik Pandya.