Indian Prime Minister Jasprit Bumrah will soon return to international cricket as he was included in India’s squad for the upcoming ODI series against Sri Lanka on Tuesday. Bumrah featured again for India in the T20 Is at home against Australia last September before being ruled out of the T20 World Cup with a back stress fracture.
Bumrah’s return will bolster India’s fast bowling division, which has lacked real speed for some time.
It will be interesting to see how the front office handles Bumrah given how important Bumrah is to the team in a year where they will play 50+ World Cups at home.
Bumrah’s addition comes two days after the Board of Control for Cricket in India announced new measures to ensure key players do not collapse from injuries ahead of major international tournaments.
Bumrah has been a key figure for Mumbai Indians in the IPL for years and all eyes will be on his workload management in this year’s tournament as well.
“Bumrah has been out of cricket since September 2022 and has also been ruled out of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup due to a back injury. The pacemaker has been rehabilitated and has been declared fit by the National Cricket Academy (NCA) .He will be joining the Indian ODI team soon,” said a BCCI release on Bumrah’s inclusion.
India’s updated Sri Lanka ODI lineup:Rohit Sharma (captain), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (week), Ishan Kishan (week), Hardik Pandya (VC), Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah , Mohd. Shami, Mohd. Siraj, Umran Malik, Arshdeep Singh.
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