Jasprit Bumrah during the practice session. (AFP)
Jasprit Bumrah is battling a back injury, for which he has undergone surgery in New Zealand. He last played in Indian colors in September 2022
Hardik Pandya, who is captaining India’s ODI team in the first match of the series against Australia, said the team is not “much bothered” by pacer Jasprit Bumrah’s prolonged absence.
“Obviously having Jassie is a big difference we all know what he brings, but to be very honest, we are not too bothered because the people who have taken over the role from Jassie are quite confident and they really We are doing well. That gives us good confidence going forward and not worrying about what else we can do.”
india vs australia live score 1st odi updates
Pandya said that the team management is backing the bowlers. “They’re all experienced now, the number of games they’ve played,” he said.
Bumrah is suffering from a back injury, for which he has undergone surgery in New Zealand. The last time he played in India colors was in a T20I against Australia in Hyderabad in September 2022.
Bumrah has been a match-winner for India across formats. He has taken 128, 121 and 70 wickets in Tests, ODIs and T20Is respectively, with an average (runs taken per wicket) of less than 25 across all formats. His strike rate (balls taken per wicket) of Under 19 in T20Is is outstanding. Bumrah’s strike rate in Tests and ODIs is 48.9 and 31.4 respectively.
Read this also- IND vs AUS 2023: Hardik Pandya expresses displeasure over Shreyas Iyer’s absence, demands solution
Bumrah’s injury issues will now not only sideline him for the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) and ICC World Test Championship final, but could also see him lose his place in India’s squad for the showpiece ICC World Cup at home . In October-November. In that context, it is important for the team management to remain complacent and that is probably what Pandya was alluding to.
India are also missing key batsman Shreyas Iyer, who is also out with a back problem and there is no certainty on when he will be able to make a comeback. Acknowledging the loss the team has suffered due to Iyer’s absence, Pandya spoke of finding a solution.
“Obviously there is no timeline, but we have to hope for the best.” for a long time).”
Pandya himself had a back problem that ruled him out of the reckoning between 2019 and 2020. Pandya said, “I have been in a position where there can be a back problem.”
Read this also- IND vs AUS 2023: Hardik Pandya said on bowling full quota, this is the ‘secret’
If Bumrah doesn’t play in the ICC World Cup, India will rely on dynamic fast bowlers like Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Shardul Thakur and Umran Malik to match Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s side that won the ICC World Cup at home 12 years ago. The cup was won. ,
get the latest cricket news Here