It has been revealed that Indian fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah has taken leaves from the BCCI in order to get married and wanted time off to prepare for the same. This was the personal reason for which the Gujarat pacer was relieved from the Indian squad for the fourth Test and the white-ball series.
India is slated to play five T20I matches against England starting from March 12, which will be played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Motera, Ahmedabad, which is Jasprit Bumrah’s home ground. As per reports of ANI, BCCI knew of the developments beforehand and confirmed the same.
Jasprit Bumrah Informed The BCCI That He Is Getting Married: ANI Reports
A source in the Indian Board (BCCI) has confirmed to ANI, that Jasprit Bumrah is set to get married soon and has taken a leave to prepare for the same. Bumrah had played two Tests so far in the four-match Test series, the first and third one. He picked four wickets in the first Test in Chennai, while went wicketless in the third Test as spinners did a majority of the work in Ahmedabad.
“He informed the BCCI that he is getting married and has taken the leave to help in preparations for the big day,” the source said.
Bumrah has already been allowed to miss the five T20I matches to be played on March 12,14,16,18 and 20 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The Indian team management rested Bumrah from these encounters as part of his workload management.
India has the options of bringing in Umesh Yadav or Mohammed Siraj in order to partner Ishant Sharma in the pacer attack, as it is almost certain that India will go in with three spinners in Ravichandran Ashwin, Washington Sundar, and Axar Patel, with Patel and Sundar being the all-rounders and Ashwin in good form with the bat.
India needs to win or draw this Test match in order to qualify for the final of the ICC World Test Championship and face New Zealand at the Lord’s ground in London starting from June 18. However, If England wins and draws the series 2-2, India will be knocked out of the contention and Australia will go through to the final, as England has already been eliminated from the race.