Our speedster Mayank Yadav, currently rehabilitating at the National Cricket Academy (NCA), has provided a big update on his injury.

The 22-year-old fast bowler has said that he has been making significant strides in his recovery under the care of the NCA’s physios and doctors and is targeting a full comeback in September this year.

After a stellar start in the IPL 2024, where he bagged six wickets in his first two matches, the speedster suffered a side strain that eventually ruled him out of the tournament.

“My recovery programme went very well, and I feel much better now. I feel much fitter as well,” Mayank told The Telegraph

“I’ll have to spend some more time here. But the good thing is, I’ve been bowling with a full run-up and a lot of intensity over the past few days. I’m happy with my progress so far.”

Mayank’s presence in IPL 2024 was nothing short of electrifying. He clocked one of the fastest deliveries in IPL history with a 156.7kmph thunderbolt against Royal Challengers Bengaluru. His impact was immediate, earning consecutive Player of the Match awards in his first two games. Unfortunately, his promising season was eventually cut short due to injury.

Mayank picked up seven wickets from four matches in IPL 2024 with an average of 12.14 and a strike rate of 10.42. 

Mayank is eyeing a comeback in the Duleep Trophy, set to begin in September. A strong performance there could open doors for his selection in the Indian squad for the home Tests against Bangladesh and New Zealand.

Here’s wishing Mayank a speedy recovery. We can’t wait to see him don the national colours!