India's three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka, which begins on January 10, will now feature Jasprit Bumrah as a last-minute addition

India’s three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka, which begins on January 10, will feature Jasprit Bumrah as a last-minute addition. Before the Asia Cup, Bumrah, India’s top pacer, was initially sidelined due to a fracture in his back. However, he appears to have fully recovered after a lengthy recovery period and extensive rehabilitation at the NCA.

Bumrah was left out of India’s squad for the Sri Lanka series in the last week of December, according to reports, because the BCCI was hesitant to have the pacer return right away. However, the important news on Tuesday afternoon suggests that the board and team management are pleased with the 28-year-old’s progress and want to get him back as soon as possible in a World Cup year is the best step forward.

ODI Series Against Sri Lanka

Jasprit Bumrah has been added to India’s ODI team for the forthcoming Mastercard 3-match ODI series against Sri Lanka, according to a BCCI notification from the All-India Senior Selection Committee. “Bumrah has been sidelined from competitive cricket since September 2022 and was disbarred from the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup due to a back ailment. However, the bowler underwent rehabilitation, and the National Cricket Academy has deemed him fit (NCA). Therefore, he will shortly join the Team India ODI group.”

India’s fast bowling unit, lacking true speed for some time, would benefit from Bumrah’s comeback. Given his significance for the squad in a year when they play a 50-over World Cup at home, it would be intriguing to see how the team management treats Bumrah.

Bumrah’s participation comes two days after the Board of Control for Cricket in India established additional steps to ensure that important players don’t suffer injuries before major international events. Bumrah has played a significant role for the Mumbai Indians in IPL over the years, and this year’s competition will focus on how the team manages his workload.

The latest India team for the ODI series against Sri Lanka includes the following:

Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd. Shami, Mohd. Siraj, Umran Malik, and Arshdeep Singh are among the players with the captaincy of Rohit Sharma.

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