All-rounder of the Indian team Hardik Pandya has been eyeing his return ever since he returned from Great Britain in October for surgery. Although it took some time for Pandya to get fully fit, the good news is that Pandya, who recently returned from Great Britain by checkup, has started bowling practice at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru.
A source at the NCA told IANS that Pandya has started bowling practice and will be available for selection soon. "He has returned to India after doing some routine checkups in Great Britain and has started bowling practice from this week. He will be available for selection soon. He can return in the ODI series against South Africa, because there is still a month left in the first match of this series.
In Great Britain, he had James Alibon treated his back. On a recent visit to Great Britain, the source said, "It was a routine checkup and nothing more than that." Pandya and Jaspreet Bumrah had earlier worked with Delhi Capitals trainer Rajinikanth Sivaganam on his injury, while Yogesh Parmar kept a close watch on Pandya's back injury. Nitin Patel kept an eye on every step of Bumrah. The BCCI president, however, had clearly stated that all the players would undergo rehabilitation at NCA. The team management also asked Pandya to go to NCA and train.