India's seamer Kumar puts off World Cup thoughts to focus on fitness.


ISLAMABAD -- India seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar has said he would not be thinking about next year's Twenty20 World Cup in Australia as his main target was to get fit. The right-arm bowler has been laid low by sports hernia, the latest in a series of injuries, which kept him out of the recent one-day series against West Indies. The 29-year-old suffered hamstring strain during the 50-overs World Cup in England earlier this year and missed the home series against South Africa and Bangladesh with niggles. Kumar will consult a doctor abroad next week before deciding whether to undergo surgery. "Right now, I don't know when I will be able to make a comeback. It could be one day, one week, or one month. It all depends on the diagnosis and treatment plan,"

Kumar told Times of India. "I want to play cricket. Right now I'm completely off it. I'm just waiting to get back to the game. It could be frustrating at...

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