Jasprit Bumrah. Photo- Getty
Jasprit Bumrah. Photo- Getty

Star Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah has said that having a vision is very important to know exactly in which direction India need to move forward for the ICC ODI World Cup 2023, which will be played at home.

India National Cricket Team won the 2011 World Cup under the leadership of MS Dhoni and in the 2015 and 2019 World Cup they were semi-finalists, with the 2023 World Cup being held in India the Indian team will be looking forward to finally winning a major ICC trophy after a very long time.

Jasprit Bumrah prepares to let it fly, South Africa vs India, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 2nd day, January 12, 2022 © AFP/Getty Images
Jasprit Bumrah prepares to let it fly, South Africa vs India, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 2nd day, January 12, 2022, © AFP/Getty Images

In a virtual press conference, Jasprit Bumrah was asked if India have commenced preparations for the 2023 World Cup, to which he replied by saying that having a vision is very important but at the same time team need to give equal importance to each and every series heading into the World Cup.

“We need to have a vision as to in what direction we need to move for the 2023 World Cup. So the preparations begin in advance. If some new players come in, then we will try to give them equal opportunities.

“Having a vision is very important. But, at the same time, we need to stay in the present and treat each and every series as significant. We need to value that. So yes, having a vision is very important and we will try and implement the same,” Jasprit Bumrah said.

I don’t see any discomfort so hopefully, everything stays that way – Jasprit Bumrah on pacer Mohammed Siraj

Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj
Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj. (Photo: Twitter)

India’s emerging pacer Mohammed Siraj suffered a hamstring injury during the Johannesburg Test against South Africa and was ruled out of the third Test at the Newlands, Cape Town and there were question marks over his participation in the ODI series.  Bumrah was asked about the current status of Siraj to which he responded:

“He’s fine, he is practicing with us. I don’t see any discomfort so hopefully everything stays that way. (Other injury issues) Nothing that I am aware of right now. Everyone seems to be okay.”

Jasprit Bumrah, KL Rahul
Jasprit Bumrah, KL Rahul. (Photo: Twitter)

Meanwhile, the three-match ODI series between India and South Africa will begin on Wednesday at Boland Park, Paarl. KL Rahul will be leading the team in the series in the absence of Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah will be his deputy.

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