Jasprit Bumrah Has Been Included In India’s ODI Squad Against Sri Lanka
By CricShots - Jan 3, 2023 4:42 pm
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In a piece of good news for Indian cricket fans, the premier fast bowler, Jasprit Bumrah has been included in the ODI squad for the upcoming home series against Sri Lanka after being declared fit to play. Bumrah, who had been missing action since September 2022 owing to his injury, has successfully completed his rehab and will be coming back to competitive cricket.

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

India and Sri Lanka will be locking horns with each other in a three-match T20I series scheduled to be commencing on January 3, 2023, at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. The ODI series will begin on January 10, Tuesday, and will see the veteran cricketers returning to the side. If Bumrah manages to go well in the ODIs, India’s lineup will strengthen when they will be hosting Australia in February for their last Test series of the WTC 2021-23 cycle.

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Jasprit Bumrah was last seen in action in September 2022, when he played against Australia in the T20I series at home. But his injury led to India facing a major blow, as the pacer was ruled out of the T20 World Cup 2022. India then faced Bangladesh in three ODIs and two Tests, and Bumrah was excluded from the squad as well.

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Sri Lanka vs India

Jasprit Bumrah did his rehab at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), on Tuesday, made the announcement about Bumrah’s recovery and revealed that the NCA has declared him fit to play and that he has been added to India’s ODI squad.

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The Indian team will play the upcoming T20I series under the captaincy of Hardik Pandya against Sri Lanka as the senior players have been rested. Regular skipper Rohit Sharma will be back for the 50-over games and will lead India, with Pandya as his deputy. The management will keep a watch on Bumrah so as to not overburden him with work, and keep him fit for future games.

India’s updated squad for Sri Lanka ODIs: Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd. Shami, Mohd. Siraj, Umran Malik, Arshdeep Singh.