The three-match ODI series between India and Sri Lanka is all set to begin on Tuesday, January 10 at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati. It will be a great opportunity for both teams to prepare for the upcoming 2023 ODI World Cup, which will take place in India later this year.
Both teams reached Guwahati and started practicing. However, just days before the first ODI, ace Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah withdrew from the series. It was only a week ago, on January 10, that the BCCI included Bumrah in the ODI series, but according to Cricbuzz, the Indian board does not want to rush him in. It means that Bumrah’s international comeback will be delayed once again.
The pacer has been out of action since September 2022, and his last international appearance came against Australia when they toured India for a three-match T20I series ahead of the T20 World Cup. But since then, Bumrah has been at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) for his rehab.
However, the NCA earlier reported that the pacer has completed his rehab and is fit to play. Although the Indian selection committee has left it up to the Indian management to decide whether or not he will play in the ODIs or not. But Bumrah didn’t travel to Guwahati with the Indian team. Meanwhile, fans were also surprised to know that the BCCI added him to the squad a week ago.
@BCCI may not want to rush him for India matches, but will they be able to stop him from playing #IPL?— A_Verma 🔗 (@A_Verma05187) January 9, 2023
Will he be fit to play for India in World Cup, after playing the #IPL?
Bcz, right now, He’s not able to do anything for Indian team. @chetans1987 @JayShah @ImRo45 #Bumrah https://t.co/NS1SYHzcwM
What a joke and what a shame bcci! Toh pehle bumrah ko kyu select Kiya aur 1 week m fir palat gye . I hate this money minded board— Viru Jain🏏🔥 (@cricaddict_18) January 9, 2023Advertisement
Reserve him for IPL @BCCI Chutiyapa band karo— G.O.A.T (@biologist_biogr) January 9, 2023
Group stage se bahar hoge World’Cup 2023 me..wait and watch
Rush ? Toh fir New zealand series mein bhi rest he doo 5-6 din mein konsa farak ho jayenga— VED (@VedxTweets) January 9, 2023
Then why they have selected him , is it for Bharat darshan?— Ola Battle (@OlaBattleUtd) January 9, 2023
What was the need for the pick him up in the first place?— Abhishek Ojha (@vicharabhio) January 9, 2023
It is just to give false hope to Indian fans.
Jasprit Bumrah should only play for India when he’s 100% fit. https://t.co/yiuCv5kggD
Jasprit Bumrah will not play in the ODI vs Sri Lanka as B̶C̶C̶I̶ Ambani decided not to r̶u̶s̶h̶ strain him. (Source – Cricbuzz).— Sashank Ramesh (@speak2sachin) January 9, 2023
Jasprit Bumrah is out of ODI Against Srilanka He will surely make his comeback in IPL . .. chaos in Indian cricket continues . #INDvSL— saurav764 (@saurav764) January 9, 2023
The series of events:— Aditya (@Adityakrsaha) January 9, 2023
Dec 28th: Jasprit Bumrah was declared fit & was available for selection, but the selectors don’t want to rush him back so he was not selected in the squad against Sri Lanka.
Jan 3rd: Jasprit Bumrah was included in the ODI squad.
Jan 9th: We hear this. 👇 https://t.co/Kgk1vXue0G
BCCI has taken the decision that Jasprit Bumrah will not play ODI series against Sri Lanka because India’s important assignments Test series against Australia, WTC and World Cup. pic.twitter.com/DxQMcSnxxL— Tarun Singh Verma 🇮🇳 (@TarunSinghVerm1) January 9, 2023
Credit to #BCCI for repeatedly finding ways to make a mockery of itself & also fooling the fans! #indvsl #indvssl #jaspritbumrah #bumrah https://t.co/Rs0jFscSRq— M SatyaKam (@satyakam92) January 9, 2023
Jasprit Bumrah will not play ODI series against Sri Lanka because BCCI decided not to rush him. (According to Cricbuzz)— v. Jatin ✪ (@JatinTweets_) January 9, 2023
Yeah rush him directly into the IPL😂😂 pic.twitter.com/MomORpHds4