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India vs Windies 2018: Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar Back for the Remaining ODIs

Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Bhuvneshwar Kumar with Jasprit Bumrah. (Credits - Twitter)

Team India have brought back premier pacers Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah for the remaining three One-Day Internationals against Windies.

Meanwhile, India currently leads the series 1-0 after a thrilling tie in the second fixture at Visakhapatnam. Virat Kohli brought his 37th ODI hundred as India posted 321 runs on the board. He remained unbeaten on 157 runs while Ambati Rayudu chipped in with 73 runs to guide the host to a massive total. However, Shimron Hetmyer and Shai Hope led a terrific comeback to salvage a draw at Visakhapatnam.

Hetmyer smashed 64 balls 94 while Hope remained unbeaten on 123 runs to keep their hopes alive in the series. Windies needed five runs from the last ball as Hope smashed a boundary to seal a draw. The selection committee have implemented the rotation policy and thus brought in Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav in the first two ODIs. However, they have struggled to make an impact as Windies registered 300+ totals in both the games.
Ambati Rayudu, India vs Windies 2018

As a result, MSK Prasad-led committee have brought in Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar for the remaining fixtures. The duo have done a tremendous job in the last few years in this format. India will hope to put a better effort with the white ball specialists returning the setup.

Apart from this, they have kept their squad intact giving more opportunities to Ambati Rayudu and Rishabh ant. They both have shown signs to do well and Kohli backed them by giving an extended run.

The third ODI of the five-match series is on October 27 (Saturday) at Pune.


Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Rayudu, Rishabh Pant, MS Dhoni (wicket-keeper), Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Khaleel Ahmed, Umesh Yadav, KL Rahul, Manish Pandey.


Ankush Das

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