Exciting news for Indian cricket enthusiasts as the sensational bowler, Jasprit Bumrah, has marked his return just in time for the Asia Cup 2023 and World Cup 2023. A rejuvenated Jasprit is all set to make his highly anticipated comeback for the Indian team during the T20I series against Ireland, commencing this Friday. Adding to the anticipation, Bumrah has also been designated as the captain of the Men in Blue for the upcoming Ireland series, rendering his return even more remarkable.
In a lead-up to the Ireland series, where Bumrah will be leading the team, the ace pacer was spotted delivering impressive deliveries during a practice session held on August 16th at the Indian nets in Ireland. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) delighted fans by sharing a video of this session via their official Twitter account, captioned: “The moment we’ve all been eagerly awaiting. @Jaspritbumrah93, as we’ve always known him. 🔥🔥 #TeamIndia”
Jasprit Bumrah’s significance within the Indian cricket fold is undeniable. Despite previous efforts to expedite his return for the World T20, his involvement only exacerbated his injury issues during a home series against Australia. This unfortunate sequence of events led to his absence from major tournaments such as the Asia Cup, T20 World Cup 2022, and the entire IPL 2023 season.
Multiple surgeries were required to address his recurring back injuries, all of which were successfully conducted in Christchurch, New Zealand. The recuperation period took place at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru over the past few months.
With his return scheduled for the first time since September 2022, all eyes are now on Jasprit Bumrah. His performances are under scrutiny as the Indian team management remains eager to include him in the squads for the Asia Cup 2023 and ODI World Cup 2023, despite his extended 11-month absence due to injury.