Jasprit Bumrah: Star fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah is running out of Team India these days. With his return, the bowling attack of the Indian team will become stronger. Indian captain Rohit Sharma said that he will soon be a part of the team. He hoped that Bumrah would be fit to play the last two matches of the four-Test series against Australia, the world’s No. 1 team, starting next month.
In fact, 29-year-old Bumrah has not played any international matches since September last year due to a back injury. He has not been selected in the team for the first two Tests against Australia, but he recently bowled in the nets at the National Cricket Academy (NCA), which has raised hopes of his early return.
Expected to play last 2 Tests against AUS
Rohit said after India’s 90-run win in the third ODI against New Zealand, “Not too sure about Bumrah, but I hope he plays in the last two Tests against Australia.”
He said, ‘We do not want to take any kind of risk because back injury is always serious. We are in regular touch with the physios and doctors at NCA. The medical team will give him full time to get fit.
‘The series against Australia will not be easy’
Captain Rohit Sharma admitted that the four-Test series against Australia starting next month will not be easy. However, he said that the hosts are fully prepared to face the number one team in the world.
Rohit said after the match, ‘To be honest, we do not talk too much about the ranking. It is all about winning matches and our approach will be no different when we play Test matches against Australia. It will not be an easy challenge, but we are ready for it.
India-Australia Test Series –
First match – February 9-13, Nagpur
Second match – February 17-21, Delhi
Third match – March 1-5, Dharamshala
Fourth match – March 9-13, Ahmedabad