Deepak Chahar is set to make his comeback for India, gives update on his fitness and availability
Due to back-to-back cricket, the list of players getting injured is increasing day by day. But due to the availability of a large pool of young players, the Indian team has the option to choose from. But when it comes to big tournaments like the Asia Cup and T20I World Cup, the management will likely pick their regular names.
One such name who is recovering from the injury is India's T20 death specialist Deepak Chahar. The 29-year-old all-rounder, who suffered a quad injury in a home series against the West a few months back, is currently at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bangalore along with spin-all-rounder Washington Sundar, who is also in rehab at NCA.
Speaking of Chahar's situation, it has been learned that he may require another four to five weeks to fully recover from his injury. But as per the latest developments, Sundar is almost fit and will fly to England to represent the county side Lancashire.
A BCCI official confirmed that the spin all-rounder is almost fit and is looking to play a handful of red-ball cricket. He added that Sundar will travel to England to play for Lancashire, and that might be beneficial to have the game time which he requires.
On the other hand, Chahar, who also missed the entire season of the IPL, is recovering quickly and is hopeful of making his comeback as early as possible. In an interaction with PTI, the 29-year-old said that as per his rehab schedule, he is bowling four to five overs on the trot.
He also informed that his recovery program is going well and it will hardly take another four to five weeks to get fully fit. However, Chahar stated that he would not be able to play in the T20I series against England, which begins on July 7.
The pacer concluded, "It's a step-by-step process as far as recovery is concerned. I don't think I will be fit for England T20s.Once I am match fit, I will need to play some club-level games to check my fitness."
When asked about his return, he replied that he will try to get match fit by the West Indies white-ball tour. After England, the Men in Blue will travel to West Indies for three ODIs and five T20Is starting from July 22.