Team India fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah will not play in the ODI series against Sri Lanka, which starts on January 10th. He was added to the ODI team after the National Cricket Academy (NCA) said in a press release that he was fit. However, on the day of the series opener, he was dropped.
In an effort to manage his workload, the Indian Express reported that Bumrah will not be seen as an all-format player this year. The 2023 ODI World Cup on home soil will be closely monitored for the fast bowler.
In addition, the senior pacer will not play in the white-ball series against New Zealand, and no information has been provided regarding his participation in the upcoming IPL season.
In addition, it is highly unlikely that Bumrah will participate in all four Tests against Australia, which begin next month.
A source told the Indian Express, “It is unlikely that he will play the New Zealand white-ball series that follows the Sri Lanka ODIs.” He probably won’t play in any of the four Tests against Australia in February and March.
Interestingly, Bumrah was included in the Sri Lanka series ODI squad after passing the fitness test in December. However, after recovering from recovery training in Mumbai, he experienced some discomfort, which led the BCCI medical staff to recommend that he rest completely.
Team India skipper Rohit Sharma, who is himself making a comeback from injury, described Jasprit Bumrah’s absence as “unfortunate.” “The poor guy has been working really hard at the NCA,” Rohit Sharma said of Jasprit Bumrah’s injury.
He also said that they will need to be more careful with the pacer because the Men in Blue have a lot of important series this year, including the One-Day International World Cup.
On the eve of the first ODI, Rohit said, “Very unfortunate.” The poor man has put in a lot of effort at the NCA. A few days ago, he felt stiffness in his back, so if Jasprit Bumrah says he’s not feeling well, you need to pull him out. With Bumrah, we must exercise extra caution.”
On Tuesday, January 10, the ODI series between India and Sri Lanka will begin in Guwahati.