India skipper Rohit Sharma is hoping that tempo ace Jasprit Bumrah would return to guide the assault within the final two Tests of the upcoming four-match sequence towards world primary Australia. The 29-year-old Burmah, who hasn’t performed worldwide cricket since September final 12 months on account of a again harm, shouldn’t be within the India squad for the primary two Tests however returned to bowl lately on the National Cricket Academy nets, elevating hopes of a comeback within the close to future.
“About Bumrah, I am not too sure at the moment. The first two Test matches, of course, he is not going to be available. I am expecting…I am hoping, not expecting, that he plays the next (last) two Test matches (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 as well,” Rohit mentioned on Tuesday.
“We are in constant touch with physios and doctors in NCA. We will monitor. 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 sequence sweep over visiting New Zealand right here.
Bumrah sustained a decrease again stress fracture after the England tour and missed the Asia Cup final 12 months.
He was anticipated to make his comeback with the three-match ODI sequence towards Sri Lanka, however after being named within the squad, the pacer was dominated out.
The Test sequence for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, which can be a part of the World Test Championship (WTC) 2022-23, will start on February 9 in Nagpur.
The final two Tests are scheduled to be held throughout the primary two weeks of March.
To improve the workforce’s probabilities on the T20 World Cup final October-November, Bumrah was rushed to the T20 facet throughout a house sequence towards Australia, the place he broke down as soon as once more and was dominated out for an indefinite interval.
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