Bhuvneshwar set to return to competitive cricket

The 28-year-old, who last played for India back in July in the third ODI against England, will turn out for India-A in the inconsequential third-place playoff against South Africa-A in Alur on Wednesday.

A file photo of India's Bhuvneshwar Kumar. The paceman is set to play competitive cricket after rehab from an injury.   -  AP

India paceman Bhuvneshwar Kumar is set to make his comeback from a lower back injury in the ongoing Quadrangular Series at Alur, near Bengaluru. 

The 28-year-old, who last played for India back in July in the third ODI against England, will turn out for India A in the inconsequential third-place playoff against South Africa-A in Alur on Wednesday.

“Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been declared fit and will be a part of India A squad in the ongoing Quadrangular series. He will feature in the side's next fixture against South Africa A,” BCCI said, on Twitter.

The bowler suffered a lower back injury during the third ODI against England at Headingley on July 17.

After undergoing medical tests in England, Bhuvneshwar went to the National Cricket Academy (NCA) and a medical team from BCCI was monitoring his rehabilitation from close quarters.

The Asia Cup could be Bhuvneshwar's next international assignment.

India A squad: Shreyas Iyer (captain), Prithvi Shaw, Ravikumar Samarth, Suryakumar Yadav, Hanuma Vihari, Nitish Rana, Sanju Samson, Mayank Markande, Krishnappa Gowtham, Krunal Pandya, Deepak Chahar, Mohammed Siraj, Shivam Mavi, K Khaleel Ahmed, Ambati Rayudu and Bhuvneshwar Kumar.