Jasprit Bhumrah Ruled out of ODI Series Against SL

India’s pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah has reportedly been ruled out of the ODI series against Sri Lanka over fitness concerns, sources confirm.

A report earlier stated that the recommendation to defer Bumrah’s international comeback has come from the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru keeping in mind the challenges ahead that include the four-match Test series against Australia next month with the bigger goal being the ODI World Cup later this year.

Bumrah’s absence from India’s Asia Cup and T20 World Cup squads was deemed as one of the biggest reasons behind the team’s failure to go the distance in these tournaments. Some had even blamed the BCCI for rushing Bumrah back too quickly. It seems like the board is not ready to take any risk with the marquee pacer this time.

Earlier, in a BCCI release, the board had added Bumrah’s name to India’s roster for the Sri Lanka series. The release had read: “The All-India Senior Selection Committee has included pacer Jasprit Bumrah in India’s ODI squad for the upcoming Mastercard 3-match ODI series against Sri Lanka.

India’s squad for Sri Lanka ODIs: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), Hardik Pandya (VC), Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd. Shami, Mohd. Siraj, Umran Malik, Arshdeep Singh.

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