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IPL 2024: Mumbai Indians sweat over Suryakumar Yadav’s fitness | Cricket News – Times of India

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MUMBAI: The Mumbai Indians are clearly worried about Suryakumar Yadav‘s availability for the initial matches of the IPL.
Suffering from a sports hernia injury which required surgery, Surya has been out of action since the T20I series against South Africa in December.
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The world’s No 1 T20I batsman is currently recuperating at the NCA in Bengaluru.
“He has been batting in the nets.Tomorrow (Tuesday), he will have his first ‘open net’ session. He will go through some fielding drills too. Depending on how his body reacts to it, the BCCI‘s medical team will then assess whether he’s fit to return to action,” a source told TOI.
MI will play their first match against Gujarat Titans on March 24 in Ahmedabad.
‘Match made in heaven’
Meanwhile, MI coach Mark Boucher felt that the equation between Sri Lanka’s pacer Nuwan Thushara, who was bought by MI for Rs 4.8 crore in the auction, and their new bowling coach Lasith Malinga was a “match made in heaven,” since they possess a similar action.
“They come from the same country, they have the same action, it’s a match made in heaven. He is the perfect coach for Nuwan and I think they both are in a very good space,” Boucher said.

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