Rohit Sharma Provides BIG Replace on Return of Jasprit Bumrah, Skipper Hoping Pacer Will Play THESE two Assessments

Workforce India captain Rohit Sharma is hoping that tempo bowler and Mumbai Indians teammate Jasprit Bumrah would return to guide the assault within the final two Assessments of the upcoming four-match collection in opposition to world No. 1 Australia subsequent month. The 29-year-old Burmah, who hasn’t performed worldwide cricket since September final yr attributable to a again damage, is just not within the India squad for the primary two Assessments however returned to bowl not too long ago on the Nationwide Cricket Academy nets, elevating hopes of a comeback within the close to future.

“Not too sure about Bumrah, I am hoping he plays next (last) two Tests (against Australia), we don’t want to take any risks with him as back injuries are always critical. We have a lot of cricket coming back after that also,” Rohit mentioned after the third ODI in opposition to New Zealand on Tuesday.

“We are in constant touch with physios and doctors in NCA. The medical team will give him as much time as he wants,” he added.

The India captain was talking on the post-match press convention after main India to 3-0 ODI collection sweep over visiting New Zealand in Indore. Bumrah sustained a decrease again stress fracture after the England tour and missed the Asia Cup final yr.

He was anticipated to make his comeback with the three-match ODI collection in opposition to Sri Lanka, however after being named within the squad, the pacer was dominated out. The Take a look at collection for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, which can be a part of the World Take a look at Championship (WTC) 2022-23, will start on February 9 in Nagpur.

The final two Assessments are scheduled to be held throughout the primary two weeks of March. To boost the workforce’s probabilities on the T20 World Cup final October-November, Bumrah was rushed to the T20 facet throughout a house collection in opposition to Australia, the place he broke down as soon as once more and was dominated out for an indefinite interval.

(with PTI inputs)

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