Bumrah was named in the squad for the three-match series against Sri Lanka, starting Tuesday, but the BCCI’s support staff and medical team have collectively decided not to rush him, keeping the all-important Border Gavaskar Trophy in mind.
BCCI’s statement on Jasprit Bumrah:
“Team India pacer Jasprit Bumrah has been ruled out of the upcoming 3-match ODI series against Sri Lanka. Bumrah, who was set to join the team in Guwahati ahead of the ODI series, will need some more time to build bowling resilience. This decision has been taken as a precautionary measure.”
“The All-India Senior Selection Committee has not named any replacement for Jasprit Bumrah. India plays their first ODI against Sri Lanka on 10th January in Guwahati.”
Notably, Bumrah was not part of India’s tours of New Zealand and Bangladesh as well. Even when the squads for the Sri Lanka series were announced on December 27, Bumrah was not named in either the T20I or ODI teams.
India’s squad for Sri Lanka ODIs:
Rohit Sharma (Captain), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), Hardik Pandya (VC), Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd. Shami, Mohd. Siraj, Umran Malik, Arshdeep Singh.