BCCI Takes A Cautious Approach Towards Comeback Of Jasprit Bumrah
By CricShots - Dec 28, 2022 4:08 pm
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The premier Indian fast bowler, Jasprit Bumrah was deemed fit to make a comeback to international cricket but the national selectors decided not to rush the cricketer back to action. Bumrah, who has suffered a lot of injuries in the recent past, missed the Asia Cup, T20 World Cup 2022, and multiple bilateral series and thus, the management has no intention of rushing his comeback. 

Jasprit Bumrah
An injury to Jasprit Bumrah is a major concern for Team India

Similarly, all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, who was called up for the Bangladesh series but failed to recover in time, is also being assessed as per an ESPNcrininfo report. Meanwhile, skipper Rohit Sharma will not be taking part in the T20I series against Sri Lanka because of a thumb injury. However, he will return for the ODI series. The 35-year-old has already started training and is expected to be fully fit by the end of the first week of January.

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On the other hand, the batting stalwarts, KL Rahul and Virat Kohli have been rested from the T20I series. Wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant has also been dropped from both squads. The 25-year-old is currently nursing a knee injury and will report at NCA on January 3, 2023. He is expected to spend 15 days at the academy before making a strong comeback to the squad for the New Zealand and Australia series.

Ravindra Jadeja
Ravindra Jadeja 

Further, Prasidh Krishna and Deepak Chahar are still recovering from their respective injuries. Krishna, who was an integral part of the Indian ODI squad, sustained a back injury on the eve of India A’s series against New Zealand in September. Meanwhile, Chahar has consistently faced back-to-back injuries and that has been a concern for the team management.

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On the other hand, Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s sudden exit from the team has also not been clarified by the selectors. According to the reports, his name was not discussed in the selection meeting and the pacer may find it hard to get into the squad after this. Meanwhile, Shreyas Iyer and Mohammed Siraj have been given a break for the T20I series and will be back in full flow for the ODIs against Sri Lanka.