IND vs SL 2023: Jasprit Bumrah’s comeback delayed, premier pacer ruled out of Sri Lanka ODIs

Jasprit Bumrah was earlier included in the squad.

Jasprit Bumrah
Jasprit Bumrah. (Image Credits: Twitter)
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India’s right-arm fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah has been out of cricketing action for quite a long time now. He has been away from the sport for close to four months and in this timeframe, he had to skip both the Asia Cup 2022 and ICC T20 World Cup 2022 owing to a knee injury.

Team India missed his services in the bowling department in both marquee tournaments last year. Apparently, the premier paceman recovered from his injury and is expected to make a comeback to the national cricket team in the near future.

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Everyone expected the paceman to make a comeback through the forthcoming ODI series against Sri Lanka. In fact, the richest cricket body included the pace-bowling product in the squad for Sri Lanka ODIs.

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Jasprit Bumrah ruled out of the ODI series against Sri Lanka

Nevertheless, in the latest update, it has been learnt that Jasprit Bumrah’s comeback got delayed. The BCCI is not in a hurry to rush the pacer right away, which is also a good decision. Moreover, the four-match Test series between India and Australia is slated to be held in February.

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It is pretty evident that the board wants to use Bumrah for important assignments. Earlier last summer, the fast bowling machine sustained an injury during India’s tour of England back in July and has since been out of action for months.

Meanwhile, Team India are looking forward to the three-match ODI series. The first ODI will go all guns blazing on January 10, Tuesday in Guwahati. Earlier, the Men in Blue won the T20I series by 2-1 under the captaincy of Hardik Pandya.

Rohit Sharma is now back in the ODI set-up and will lead the Indian cricket team up front throughout the series. The Men in Blue will start the ODI assignment as the favorites. They are more likely to draw first blood in the ODI series.

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