Bumrah bowls in nets, looks fit

Bumrah has been out with a stress fracture of the back and is expected to be available for the New Zealand tour next year while Shaw, after serving his eight-month doping ban, has already made a successful comeback for Mumbai in domestic cricket.

The Indian team management, as part of its policy, wanted to have “a word” with both players while checking their fitness levels. A peek into the training session was an indicator that re-induction of a proven match-winner like Bumrah is just a matter of time. He was given the Indian team’s training Jersey as he bowled for close to an hour to Pant, Manish Pandey and Mayank Agarwal at the nets.