IND vs AUS, 2nd T20I: Conjecture around Bumrah’s fitness continues, India looks to address death bowling woes

Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Team India
Image source: INDIA TV The confusion surrounding Bumrah’s fitness continues


  • Jasprit Bumrah has been brought into India’s World Cup squad
  • Bumrah failed to make the last 11 of India’s first T20I against Australia

IND vs. AUS, 2nd T20I: With a loss in the very first T20I series against India, the management gets into trouble. After the completion of the first T20I, Indian bowling came under scrutiny, particularly the death bowlers. So far, Bhuvneshwar Kumar has lost runs and with the uncertainty looming over BUmrah’s fitness, the Indian team management have a potential problem.

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With the T20 World Championship less than a month away, the Indian team management are still firm on Jasprit Bumrah’s availability and current fitness. In a recent change of events, Jasprit Bumrah, who is part of the India squad, has been left out of the final XI. Recently, Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya stepped up in Bumrah’s defence, saying that the fast pacer deserves all the time to recover and that the Indian team management is in no mood to risk their spearhead ahead of the marquee tournament.

The powerful Indian team failed at the Asia Cup due to their lackluster bowling and lack of intent. Unfortunately, this same pattern is pretty evident in the ongoing series against Australia as well.

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Team India have already suffered a major setback in the form of Ravindra Jadeja who will miss the World Cup. Axar Patel, who happens to be Jadeja’s backup, will accompany the team to Australia next month. But as for concerns surrounding deaths, India has a job vacant for itself and management could be held accountable if Bumrah’s case is not handled properly.

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Australia: Aaron Finch (C), Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Tim David, Nathan Ellis, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Josh Inglis, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Daniel Sams, Steve Smith, Matthew Wade, Adam Zampa.

India: Rohit Sharma (C), KL Rahul (vc), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Ravichandaran Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Deepak Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah , Umesh Yadav.

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