Hardik Pandya starts bowling at NCA, rehab is on

Hardik Pandya starts bowling at NCA, rehab is on

India all-rounder Hardik Pandya's back has been the cynosure of all eyes ever since he underwent surgery in the UK in October. While there has been a slight delay in him gaining full fitness, the good news is that he has started bowling at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru after returning from a check-up in the UK.

Speaking to IANS, an NCA source in the know of developments said that Pandya has started working on his bowling at the academy and should be available for selection soon.

"He is back from the UK after a routine check-up and has also started bowling from this week. He should be available for selection soon. Can look at him with an eye on the South Africa series as you still have a month to go for the first ODI against the Proteas in Dharamsala," the source said.

Commenting on the trip he made to the UK to get checked by spinal surgeon James Allibone, the source said: "It was a routine check and there wasn't anything more to it."