In the first T20I in Mohali — Team India India didn’t take Jasprit Bumrah because the team’s management didn’t want to rush him back from a lengthy injury layoff.
The bowler is expected to be healthy for Friday’s second T20I game against Australia.
The Men in Blue lost the first T20I against Australia, despite a valiant battle, and all the Indian cricket club could speak of was the absence of Jasprit Bumrah. Speedster Umesh Yadav took on the role of third pacemaker for the squad because Bumrah was not yet fully healthy. However, he was unable to perform well.
Indeed, bowlers such as Harshal Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Umesh all gave up a lot of runs, each ending with a thrift rate of over 10 per over. Jasprit Bumrah has reportedly been given permission to play and will be included in the base, which is fantastic news ahead of the second T20I.
Jasper Bumrah is ready for action: BCCI
Bumrah will replace Umesh in the lineup, with Harshal and Bhuvi as the other two pacesetters, according to a report in Cricbuzz.
“The team management did not want to rush him and that is the reason for his absence from the Mohali game”, a source in the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) told the portal about Bumrah’s absence in the first T20I.
“He’s bowled to the nets with full force and he’s ready for action,” the source said further ahead of the series’ second game.
In the absence of Jasprit Bumrah, the Indian bowlers have struggled to contain the opposition batsmen, damaging India three times this month as the squad completes preparations for the big tournament in Australia.
In his 19th overs against Pakistan (September 4), Sri Lanka (September 6) and Australia (1st T20I, September 20), the most experienced pacer, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, was beaten hard for runs, and this is something of concern at the moment. .
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