Jasprit Bumrah Has The Right To Pick When To Make His Comeback
By CricShots - Jan 10, 2023 4:41 pm
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The premier Indian pacer, Jasprit Bumrah has been hogging a lot of limelight in the cricketing fraternity owing to his multiple injuries of late. Six days after adding him to the squad, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) decided to pull him out of the ODI squad for the series against Sri Lanka. He was scheduled to make his comeback during this series after being out with a back issue since September 2022.

Jasprit Bumrah
Jasprit Bumrah

Jasprit Bumrah sustained an injury following the England tour in July 2022 and rushing back to play a couple of T20Is at home against Australia in September delayed his recovery as he was eventually ruled out of India’s T20 World Cup campaign.

According to the latest reports of Times of India, it is being said that the BCCI is in not in the mood to hurry Bumrah to competitive cricket and has created an exception by allowing him to decide his comeback game. It’s been reported that the administration has been in contact with Bumrah frequently and has assured him that he won’t be hurried.

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One of the sources of TOI in BCCI said, “It’s his body and Bumrah is the best judge of it. He was named in the squad but it was never imposed on him that he must play this series. It has been left to him to decide if he is absolutely ready to go full throttle in an international game.”

India is scheduled to host Sri Lanka and New Zealand in bilateral series this month before preparing for the four-match Border-Gavaskar Trophy against Australia. The four-match series, which commences in February, is of utmost importance for the Indian team as they aim to make it to the World Test Championship final. India are currently placed second, and at least three wins out of the four games will assure them a place in the summit clash.

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The source further explained, “As things stand now, he has been told that the team needs him for the Test series at home against Australia next month. He has been asked to prepare himself to play at least three Tests against Australia, be available for the World Test Championship Final in June if India qualifies, and then the ODI World Cup in India in Oct-Nov this year. A few ODI matches before the World Cup can also suffice.”