World Cup: Bhuvneshwar Kumar resumes bowling at nets

On Tuesday, Kumar bowled for at least half-an-hour under the supervision of Team India physio Patrick Farhart.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar at an indoor training session ahead of India’s World Cup match against West Indies at Old Trafford in Manchester on Thursday.   -  AP

 

India pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar returned to training ahead of the World Cup clash against West Indies in Manchester on Thursday. The 29-year-old had suffered a left hamstring injury against Pakistan last week. It forced him to leave the ground in the middle of a spell with Vijay Shankar completing the remaining deliveries.

Kumar was rested against Afghanistan. Mohammed Shami, who came in the playing XI for the first time in the tournament, returned with impressive figures of 4/40 which included a hat-trick.

On Tuesday, Kumar bowled for at least half-an-hour under the supervision of Team India physio Patrick Farhart. Though the swing specialist is on the road to recovery, there is no confirmation if he will be in for Thursday’s game.
 

Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Patrick Farhart (right) at the indoor training session.   -  AP

 

The team management may rest him a bit more eyeing the crucial knockout phase that starts in July.

 

Shami’s terrific form balances the bowling department.

The Indian team also had a guest at the nets — Aryan, the son of batting coach Sanjay Bangar. The 16-year-old — who plays junior county in England — took tips from bowling coach Bharat Arun and bowled at the nets.

On Monday, Arjun Tendulkar — son of the legendary Sachin Tendulkar — had bowled to the England batsmen at the Lord’s nets.