Given the crucial series that lies ahead, the BCCI reportedly pulled Jasprit Bumrah out of the three-match ODI squad on the eve of India’s series opener against Sri Lanka.
Given the string of crucial series that lies ahead. The BCCI has removed Jasprit Bumrah from the three-match ODI squad on the eve of India’s series opener against Sri Lanka.
With the NCA’s instructions, Bumrah, who was added to the squad for the series that starts tomorrow and will be his first time playing cricket since October, has been removed.
Bumrah, who was supposed to join the team before the ODI series in Guwahati. Will need more time to get better at bowling. This decision has been made as a preventative measure.
“The All-India Senior Selection Committee has not named any replacement for Jasprit Bumrah,” the BCCI stated in a release.
It is believed that the India pacer would benefit from being given a little bit more time before returning to full throttle because Bumrah has the propensity to break down after playing cricket continuously.
However, Bumrah is expected to play in a four-match Border-Gavaskar Trophy series against Australia at home next week, the Indian Premier League. The World Test Championship final, and, of course, the World Cup in India later this year.
At first, it was thought that the BCCI is pleased with Bumrah’s progress since recovering from the back injury he suffered.
The BCCI decided to keep India’s premier pacer away and waited for his full recovery. After Bumrah rushed back for the T20Is against Australia prior to the World Cup.
Bumrah has not joined the Indian team for the first One-Day International in Guwahati. Bumrah kept posting videos on social media of his training and upcoming return while he was recovering.
Even though he wasn’t in India’s initial squad. The board decided to add him in a big start to the new year.
However, the pacer may still not be 100% ready for a comeback. So it now appears that Bumrah’s return to top-flight cricket has been delayed.
Bumrah has suffered injuries before. In 2018, Bumrah broke his left thumb, putting him out of the ODI and T20I series against England for three weeks.
After the 2019 World Cup, Bumrah suffered a lower-back stress fracture the following year. As a result, he was unable to play in the home Test series. Against South Africa and had to seek treatment in the UK.
Bumrah was ruled out of the fourth Test at the Gabba after suffering an abdominal strain. During the Border-Gavaskar Trophy portion of India’s 2020-21 tour of Australia.
The pacer remained injury-free for over a year thanks to Bumrah’s careful management. But he injured his back after India’s limited-overs tour of England, where he scored 6/19 at The Oval.
Bumrah was disqualified from India’s Asia Cup campaign as a result. When the injury resurfaced, he was unable to participate in the World Cup in Australia. Instead returned to play two Twenty20 Internationals. Against Australia in Nagpur and Hyderabad, scoring figures of 1/23 and 0/50.
India’s updated lineup for the ODIs against Sri Lanka: Shubman Gill, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, and Mohd Mohammad Shami Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik, and Siraj