Major blow for Team India ahead of ODI clash against Sri Lanka, ace pacer likely to miss the entire series


Indian team recently won the three-match T20I series by 2-1 under the captaincy of stand-in skipper Hardik Pandya. The team missed the services of the regular skipper Rohit Sharma alongside the senior players including the likes of former skipper Virat Kohli and senior batter KL Rahul. Although all these veterans would be there in the squad for the ODI series against Sri Lanka.

Meanwhile, in what seems to be a major blow for the hosts, the management has come up with a decision to exclude Jasprit Bumrah from the ODI squad of the men in blue. The 29-year-old isn’t a part of the Indian team before the 20-20 World Cup since he had been ruled out due to an injury in his back.

Notably, the Indian team management included him initially in the squad for the 50-overs series against Sri Lanka. The Indian Cricket Board happened to release the same notification in their official press release on the recommendations from the All-India selection committee.

“The All-India Selection Committee has included pacer Jasprit Bumrah in India’s ODI squad for the upcoming Mastercard 3-match ODI series against Sri Lanka,” read Indian Cricket Board’s official statement.

No replacement named yet for Jasprit Bumrah

But later on, in the recent developments, the Board revoked his name from the ODI roaster of India against Sri Lanka as they want to extend the recovery time for the Ahmedabad pacer.

The concern was initially raised by the staff in the National Cricket Academy of Bengaluru that was looking after the case of Jasprit Bumrah’s recovery from the injury. The staff suggested not to hurry with things considering the big and full-fledged four-match Test series against Australia starting on the 9th of February next month.

Some of the reports have also learned that the premier pacer might be there in the lineup of the Indian team for the upcoming ODI series against New Zealand starting from the 18th of January.

The Indian Cricket Board hasn’t named any replacement for Bumrah for the upcoming ODI series starting tomorrow.


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