Staff reporter. India lost the first T20 against Australia in Mohali despite scoring two hundred plus runs. After that, a question was raised about Rohit Sharma’s fitness before the upcoming T20 World Cup. As things stand, Rohit’s discomfort will increase if India lose the second T20I against Australia in Nagpur on Friday and the team will have to get back on track before the World Cup. That is why India is not taking any risky route in Nagpur. If all goes well, India are set to field Jasprit Bumrah in the Nagpur war.
India did not play Jasprit Bumrah in Mohali despite being fit and joining the squad. About which there was a heated debate. As India suffered a lot due to bowling death in Mohali T20. Especially Bhuvneshwar Kumar. After the match in Mohali, India’s all-rounder Hardik Pandya said that Bumrah is being given enough rest, enough time to return to his old form in the World Cup. But after losing the first match against Australia, the situation of the team is so bad that Bumrah has to give up the idea of rest for now.
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On Thursday, some members of the Indian board said that Bumrah did not play in the first match only because he was rested. Speculations that his back injury has not fully healed are not true at all. And he will go down in the second T20I on Friday. It is also said that Bumrah looks quite comfortable in the nets. He bowls with full pace. And if Bumrah plays last, Umesh Yadav will sit.
On this day, Indian batsman Suryakumar Yadav came to the press conference and said that there is no reason to worry about Bumrah. Bumrah has not played since the end of the recent tour of England due to a back injury. He did not play in the last Asian Cup. When Surya was asked about the fitness of India’s number one speedster, the Mumbaikar said with a smile. “I can say that everyone in the team is healthy, everyone is in shape. Bumrah is also fit. He has no problem.”
Surya was also asked about Bumrah’s lackluster Indian bowling in the first match against Australia. However, the Indian batsmen supported the bowlers. He said: “After the last game, we didn’t talk about it. And the first meeting is quite long. Field dew was also good. In addition, their Czechs were also beating in a very aggressive mood. The question is the same. If you lose the second T20, will all these excuses work?
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