Indian speedster Jasprit Bumrah has been ruled out of the upcoming ODI series against Sri Lanka, as per PTI. Earlier, the BCCI confirmed that Bumrah will be there in the ODI squad for the 3-match series against Sri Lanka. The last time Bumrah played international cricket was in a T20I match against Australia back in September last year.
India’s pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah’s international comeback delayed after being ruled out of ODI series against Sri Lanka on fitness grounds
— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) January 9, 2023
Earlier, as per the BCCI release, “The All-India Senior Selection Committee has included pacer Jasprit Bumrah in India’s ODI squad for the upcoming Mastercard 3-match ODI series against Sri Lanka.
Bumrah has not played international cricket since September 2022. “The pacer has undergone rehabilitation and has been declared fit by the National Cricket Academy (NCA). He will be joining the Team India ODI squad soon.”
Due to a back injury, Bumrah missed major tournaments like Asia Cup and the T20 World Cup. One of the major reasons for India’s poor performance was Bumrah’s absence.
Rohit Sharma-led Indian cricket team will take on Sri Lanka in a three-match ODI series, starting from January 10. The hosts have a strong record in the 50-overs format on home soil but they can’t take Sri Lankan players lightly who have a solid group of match-winners in their team.
India’s ODI squad: Rohit Sharma (C), Hardik Pandya (VC), Virat Kohli, Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (WK), Ishan Kishan (WK), Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Umran Malik, Arshdeep Singh, Jasprit Bumrah.
Sri Lanka’s ODI squad: Pathum Nissanka, Avishka Fernando, Ashen Bandara, Nuwanidu Fernando, Dasun Shanaka (c), Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Chamika Karunaratne, Wanindu Hasaranga, Kusal Mendis (wk), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha, Dilshan Madushanka, Dunith Wellalage, Lahiru Kumara, Jeffrey Vandersay, Pramod Madushan.