IPL 2012 April 21, 2012

Varun Aaron set for comeback

ESPNcricinfo staff

Varun Aaron, the India and Delhi Daredevils fast bowler, has almost recovered from the injury that has kept him out since December last year and is expected to be able to bowl in the IPL within a week, according to franchise mentor TA Sekar.

Aaron had to pull out of the Test squad for the Australia tour with a stress injury to his back. His last game was India's second ODI against West Indies in Visakhapatnam in December 2011. He impressed with his pace and control before his short stint with the Indian team was ended by injury. Aaron has had a history of back trouble, having suffered two stress fractures soon after he made his Ranji Trophy debut for Jharkhand in the 2008-09 season.

Sekar said that while Aaron was on the verge of regaining full fitness, Daredevils were not willing to take any chances with him. "He is getting very close to 100 percent fitness," he said. "I think, in maybe a week, he should be ready to bowl in the IPL."

"These fast bowler's injuries, you cannot rush, because if it recurs, then he goes back by another two months. We are playing it very safe. He is almost ready to bowl, but we want him to be mentally [prepared], because he hasn't played for a long time. Mentally also he should be match fit."

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  • Dummy4 on April 23, 2012, 13:36 GMT

    Awww ! My BOY ! Had been waiting for you for so LONG. Finally ! DD will only get stronger with Varun Aaron's come back ! Way to GO. :)

  • mukesh on April 23, 2012, 11:26 GMT

    guys please don't put him under unnecessary pressure , let him come in bowl fast , he is a definite test prospect (that is if he stays injury free) , and pace of 140s is good but international batsmen are used to it so don't expect any miracles

  • R on April 23, 2012, 11:06 GMT

    @class_shows - Munaf was never express pace. He used to be 135 - 140 and has now slowed down to 120. However, it would be good to see Varun & Umesh bowl together at 145+.

  • Dummy4 on April 23, 2012, 8:07 GMT

    @satish619chandar - Poor Dale is hunting alone!! Yes , u are right, if he has the support of either of Varun or umesh, it will be totally different opposition!!!!

  • mukesh on April 23, 2012, 7:32 GMT

    Better allow him to recover well so that he can play for india , keep him away from useless ipl , hope he doesn't cut down on pace once he become an established player , i remember munaf patel was a real fast bowler when he arrived on the international scene

  • Dummy4 on April 23, 2012, 5:53 GMT

    arron rock the match of pune vs dd.. the fastest indian is ready to hunt.

  • Satish on April 23, 2012, 3:36 GMT

    As of now since he is going to bowl in a week, it will be best for DD.. What an attack they got.. Any team with Morne, Umesh and Varun can really rock.. Sheer pace attack.. Can they load one of Varun or Umesh to Deccan please.. Dale is bowling absolutely stunning spells but without any support from the other end!!

  • Aditya on April 23, 2012, 1:21 GMT

    great to see Varun Aaron back in the hunt - hardly got to see him yet anyways! just 3-4 matches

    DD is spoiled for choices really when it comes to pace bowlers - Aaron, Yadav, Morkel, Agarkar, Bracewell, Irfan, Russell - I think TA Sekhar has picked gems! no wonder they are doing so well - of course their batting is awesome as well!

  • Subba on April 22, 2012, 13:42 GMT

    The only obstacle in his path is Dhoni. But Varun boy, 140-142 is good enough to serve India. Dont stretch too much and break down again in the Australian way . Umesh and Aaron in Ozland would have earned India a win or two actually.

  • pratik on April 22, 2012, 10:03 GMT

    All d best Varun ... and hit the deck hard .But I dont think Dhoni will show his faith in him . Last year Umesh was sitting on the bench in England through out and Team India was playing with bowler like Praveen Kumar and other inured bowlers .

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