Indian T20 specialist Deepak Chahar will need another four to five weeks to fully recover from the hamstring injury that kept him out of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Pacer Chahar and another centrally contracted cricketer Washington Sundar, recovering from a hand injury, are currently in rehabilitation at NCA, along with the likes of T Natarajan.
In another key development, spin all-rounder Washington will fly to England to play for the leading Lancashire.
“Washington is approaching full fitness and he will need a lot of playing time which he will only get in red ball cricket. He is going to play for Lancashire and this exposure will do him a world of good,” a BCCI source told PTI on conditions of anonymity.
WI tour or Asia Cup could be Chahar’s comeback vehicle
Chahar, who was injured in the home game against the West Indies in Kolkata, looked good during his morning session at the NCA.
“I’m currently bowling four to five overs at once on my rehab program. My recovery is going pretty well and I think it will be another four to five weeks before I’m match fit,” Chahar told PTI after his rehab. session.
The Rajasthan Seamer admitted that it will not be possible for him to get fit by the time India plays the T20 series against England in the second week of July.
“It’s a step-by-step process in terms of recovery. I don’t think I’ll be fit for England T20s. Once I’m match fit I’ll have to play some matches at club level to check my fitness.” Chahar said he was very comfortable there looked when he struck a considerable amount of time.
So, can it be expected to be suitable for a tour of the West Indies? “I can’t say, but I’ll definitely try to get fit by then. Let’s see,” said the swing bowler.
India will play three ODIs and five T20Is in the West Indies between July 22 and August 7.
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