Jasprit Bumrah Ruled Out Of Remainder Of 2019, Might Make A Comeback For Australia ODIs: Report
Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah is all but set to be out of action for the remainder of 2019 as he will not be considered for selection for the upcoming Bangladesh and West Indies series. As per a report in The New Indian Express, the team management is not keen on pushing him back into international cricket.
Bumrah had suffered a stress fracture in back ahead of South Africa Tests, which ruled him out of the series. He is currently undergoing rehabilitation for the problem and is expected to be fit soon.
The right-arm pacer, as per the report, might only make a comeback for the Australia series which takes place at home next year. Later, he will also be an integral member of the team on the tour of New Zealand and will also lead the pace attack.
Since 2018, the Indian team management has been managing Bumrah’s workload to keep him fit. He was rested for Nidahas Trophy, Afghanistan Test and the home Test series against West Indies.
After a gruelling Test series against Australia, he was also rested for the ODI series against Australia and the series against New Zealand. Bumrah later played Australia series, IPL, World Cup but was rested for the limited-overs series against West Indies.
He was also given rest for South Africa T20Is and was to make his comeback for the Test series, which he is missing due to stress fracture.
In his absence, team India has an experienced pace attack in Tests but in T20Is, the team management has tried out young pacers who have done well.
While Bumrah is confirmed to lead the pace attack at World Cup, the likes of Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Khaleel Ahmed will compete for remaining spots.
As far as ODIs are concerned, Bhuvneshwar has his place fixed while other pacers will compete for a place in the pace attack.
India next play Bangladesh, West Indies, Sri Lanka and Australia at home and well then travel to New Zealand next year.