Jasprit Bumrah, the best pacer of the India National Cricket Team, 29, is all set to miss the upcoming 6-match limited-overs series against the New Zealand National Cricket Team and he is also doubtful for the first Test of the Border Gavaskar Trophy. 2023 against the Australia National Cricket Team, which kicks off in Nagpur on February 9, according to a report published in The Bharat Express News.
The ODIs between India and New Zealand will be played on January 18, 21 and 24 in Hyderabad, Raipur and Indore respectively. While the T20Is will be played on January 27, 29 and February 1 in Ranchi, Lucknow and Ahmedabad respectively.
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Jasprit Bumrah has not played cricket since September 2022 due to a stress reaction in his back. He was a late inclusion in the ODI squad for the upcoming series against Sri Lanka, but on Monday, a day before the start of the series, the BCCI announced that the pacer has been banned from the matches and that he will “need some more to have”. time to build bowling resilience”.
“Team India pacer Jasprit Bumrah has been ruled out of the upcoming three match ODI series against Sri Lanka. Bumrah, who was due to join the team in Guwahati ahead of the ODI series, will need a little more time to build up bowling resilience. This decision has been made as a precautionary measure,” the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said in an official press release.
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“Jasprit Bumrah may need another month to get fit” – Report
According to The Bharat Express News, Jasprit Bumrah “might need another month to get fit”, which is why he is doubtful for the opener of the test series against the Australian national cricket team.
Notably, Bumrah missed the 2022 Asia Cup due to a back injury and then returned to the squad for the home series against Australia. He played in two matches in the series against Australia and would play the subsequent T20I series against South Africa. However, ahead of the series against the Proteas, Jasprit Bumrah was ruled out indefinitely with a back injury.
Now the selectors of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) do not want to rush him back. It was originally planned for the pace spearhead to undergo match simulation workloads at the NCA in Bengaluru before making his comeback to top level cricket and he passed that test in Bengaluru.
However, when he took on similar workloads in Mumbai on consecutive days, he felt stiffness in his side, according to The Bharat Express News. Jasprit Bumrah will now rest and rehabilitate with the aim of being ready to take part in India’s preparation camp, which begins on February 1, for a very important test series against Australia.
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