Jasprit Bumrah Included In India ODI Squad against Sri Lanka
Indian selectors have included Jasprit Bumrah in India’s ODI squad for the three-match series against Sri Lanka. He was away from the national side for three months due to injuries and missed the world cup.
In fact, Bumrah has been out of action since September 2021 owing to a stress reaction in his back and had been rehabilitating at the BCCI’s National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru.
It is understood that Bumrah focused his training routine and bowling over the past week which resulted in his inclusion in the squad. “The pacer has undergone rehabilitation and has been declared fit by the NCA,” the BCCI said in a statement. “He will be joining the Team India ODI squad soon.”‘
When India’s squads for the T20I and ODI series against Sri Lanka were announced on December 27 Bumrah was fit, but the selectors were being cautious about rushing him back because of the way his back injury had resurfaced during the home T20Is against Australia last year.
Bumrah’s return to the national squad comes at a time when India are getting their preparations underway for the 2023 ODI World Cup, which will be held in India this October-November.
India will play three ODIs against Sri Lanka on January 10, 12 and 15, after the three-match T20I series that begins on January 3.
India’s squad for Sri Lanka ODIs: Rohit Sharma (captain), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), Hardik Pandya (vice-capt), Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Umran Malik, Arshdeep Singh.