Mumbai: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Thursday (January 16) provided fitness updates of paceman Bhuvneshwar Kumar and batsman Prithvi Shaw.

In a media advisory, the BCCI said Bhuvneshwar underwent a successful surgery on January 9 in London. He will commence his rehabilitation at Bengaluru’s National Cricket Academy (NCA), it added.

Also read: Team India's 87-year-old superfan passes away

“Fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar travelled to London on 9th January and underwent a successful sports hernia surgery on 11th January. He was assisted by Team India physiotherapist Yogesh Parmar. Bhuvneshwar will now return to India and commence his rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru,” BCCI said.

Opening batsman Shaw has recovered from his left shoulder injury and will now fly to New Zealand to play for India A, stated BCCI. 

“Opening batsman Prithvi Shaw has completed his rehab at the NCA and has recovered from his left shoulder injury. He has been made available for selection for all formats of the game. Prithvi has left for New Zealand and will soon join India A,” the Indian cricket board said.

India are currently involved in a three-ODI series with Australia. The opening game was won by the visitors on January 14. Tomorrow (January 17), the second ODI will be played in Rajkot. The series finale is in Bengaluru on January 19.