Last Update on: July 28th, 2023 at 12:23 am
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Jay Shah gave a massive update about the fitness of ace pacer Jasprit Bumrah. He revealed that the fast bowler is fully fit and might make a comeback through the Ireland series.
Jasprit Bumrah is on the verge of making a comeback to the Indian team. The pacer has been out of action since September last year but since then has faced quite a few challenges. He underwent surgery recently and his recovery process went smoothly.
Jasprit Bumrah has been bowling 7-8 overs daily at the NCA and he’s expected to play a practice game before being match-fit for India. Many reports have suggested that he is all set to make a comeback into the Indian team through the T20I series against Ireland as hasn’t shown any discomfort while bowling.
Jay Shah said that they won’t be adding players directly into the team for World Cup before match time and updated that Jasprit Bumrah might go to Ireland.
“Bumrah is totally fit and he may go to Ireland,” Shah told reporters during a media conference, as quoted by India Today.
“There is no time frame for these players to declare themselves fit. But we will have consistency in selection after the Ireland tour. No player will be directly included in the World Cup squad without playing matches before that,” he said as quoted by TOI.
India are all set to tour Ireland for the three-match series. The first game will be played on the 18th of August followed by the second and third games to be played on the 20th and 23rd of August. All three games of the series will be played at The Village, Malahide.
IND vs IRE: Whoever is not at NCA and not part of the Indian team will need to play domestic cricket – Jay Shah
Jay Shah revealed why India are playing international cricket continuously and also remarked that senior players who are not members of the Indian squad must compete in domestic matches.
“For the survival of other boards, we have to tour everywhere. Injuries will happen as there is so much cricket. We need look after other boards also.”
“Recently, senior players like Cheteshwar Pujara and Suryakumar Yadav played in the Duleep Trophy. Whoever is not at NCA and not part of the Indian team will need to play domestic cricket. 80 percent of the players have passed the fitness test,” he concluded.