It is hard to overemphasize the importance of paceman Jasprit Bumrah for the Indian team. Be it the new ball or the old nut, the shrewd bowler delivers for India most often than not. This is also evident from the fact that India’s white-ball pace department particularly struggled in the absence of their leader.
However, his fans would be heartened to see the skillful pacer getting back to field as he trained with the national team which is currently playing West Indies in a three-game ODI series. It was a pleasing sign to spot Bumrah bowling in nets as the 26-year old cricketer is yearning to don the national jersey.
Bumrah is expected to be picked for national team not before the T20I games against Sri Lanka, scheduled in January as the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is in no mood to rush him into competitive cricket. Moreover, his workload will be monitored going forward as we might see him resting in other formats as the men in blue don’t want to step into the next year’s T20 World Cup in Australia without their leading paceman.