T20 World Cup: The availability of Jasprit Bumrah for the T20 World Cup has become a burning topic in India cricket. The…
T20 World Cup: The availability of Jasprit Bumrah for the T20 World Cup has become a burning topic in India cricket. The player has been ruled out of the ongoing India vs South Africa T20 series due to back injury. Initially reports suggested that Bumrah is ruled out of the World Cup. But, no one has ruled him out officially. The BCCI chief Sourav Ganguly communicated the same recently while India head coach Rahul Dravid also did the same on Saturday. Follow Jasprit Bumrah injury live updates with InsideSport.IN
Ahead of the second T20 against South Africa, Dravid said that he does not want to go deep into the details. But he revealed that his participation in the World Cup will become clearer in the next few days.
“I won’t go deep into medical reports. I will leave it on experts. We will get to know in next few days. Till I am officially told I will not rule him out of T20 World Cup.”
The pacer, who is ruled out of the South Africa series, is India’s trump card. In fact, the player has been spending most of his time at the NCA for rehab even before being declared fit recently. The players missed the Asia Cup as well. However, he was picked for the ICC event after being deemed fit. He even played in the Australia series.
But there are questions being asked now. Why did the BCCI play him against Australia if he was not fully fit? The last few days has all been about Bumrah. Experts have already spoken about how his absence could leave a huge hole in the Indian team at the World Cup.
Mr. Rahul Dravid, Head Coach of Team India and former Captain of the Indian National Team, interacting with the students of ACA Cricket Academy today on the sidelines of the practice session of Team India. 🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/TGoc34udTG
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However, it can be said that the availability of Bumrah for the T20 World Cup has practically become a waiting game after Dravid’s comments in the press conference.
The BCCI Medical team is handling his present condition. They are awaiting for various reports and see the extent of his injury. But, it is obvious that the player will have a difficult time to even get fit for the main round of the World Cup.
If all goes well, he might be available for the latter stages of the competition. It is important to point that back problems take time to heal, and rushing a player can prove to be career threatening. It is such kind of things, which are delaying the decision on his availability.
As a result, the management already have some plans for the World Cup. Mohammed Shami might be promoted to the main 15 while the likes of Umran Malik and Mohammed Siraj is an option for net bowlers in Australia.