On the eve of India’s series opener against Sri Lanka, the BCCI has reportedly dropped Jasprit Bumrah from the three-match ODI squad in the run-up to the crucial series. Bumrah, who was included in the squad from October for the series starting tomorrow in Guwahati, has been dropped with instructions from the NCA, reports Cricbuzz.
With Bumrah showing a tendency to break down after playing non-stop cricket, it is believed that the India pacer should be given a little more time before he is back at full throttle. However, Bumrah is expected to feature in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy against Australia in the four-Test series starting next week, the Indian Premier League, possibly the World Test Championship final and of course, the World Cup later in India. Will happen. this year.
Initially, it was believed that the BCCI was satisfied with the progress shown by Bumrah since his recovery from a back injury. After coming back for the T20Is against Australia ahead of the World Cup, Bumrah’s injury resurfaced, which is why the BCCI decided to keep India’s premier pacer away and await his full recovery. .
During his recovery, Bumrah kept posting videos of his training and impending return on social media, and while he was not named in India’s opening squad, the board decided to include him in a bumper start to the new year. But now, it seems that Bumrah’s return to top-flight cricket has been delayed as the pacer may still not be 100 per cent ready to make a comeback.
Bumrah is no stranger to injuries. In 2018, Bumrah fractured his left thumb which sidelined him for three weeks and the ODI and T20I series against England. The following year, after the 2019 World Cup, Bumrah was down with a stress fracture in his lower back, which caused him to miss the home Test series against South Africa and fly to the UK for treatment. During India’s 2020-21 tour of Australia, Bumrah picked up an abdominal strain during the Border-Gavaskar Trophy and was ruled out of the fourth Test at the Gabba.
With the careful monitoring and care of Bumrah’s management, the pacer remained injury-free for over a year, but suffered a back injury after India’s limited-overs tour of England, where he took 6/19 at The Oval. Was caught As a result, Bumrah was ruled out of India’s Asia Cup campaign. He returned to play two T20Is against Australia in Nagpur and Hyderabad, returning figures of 1/23 and 0/50, before the injury resurfaced and forced him to miss the World Cup in Australia.
India’s updated squad for Sri Lanka ODI: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (Wicketkeeper), Ishan Kishan (Wicketkeeper), Hardik Pandya (Vice-Captain), Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Akshar Patel, Mohd. Shami, Mohd. Siraj, Umran Malik and Arshdeep Singh