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Bumrah rested for 2nd ODI; to rejoin team in Rajkot

Source: PTI
September 24, 2023 13:34 IST
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IMAGE: Jasprit Bumrah will be back for the third and final ODI against Australia in Rajkot on Wednesday. Photograph: BCCI

India's star pacer Jasprit Bumrah was rested for the second ODI against Australia in Indore on Sunday with Prasidh Krishna replacing him in the playing XI.

Making the announcement before toss at the Holkar Stadium, BCCI said that Bengal pacer Mukesh Kumar was drafted into the squad as Bumrah's replacement.


Bumrah will be back for the final ODI in Rajkot on Wednesday along with the other regulars like Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Kuldeep Yadav and Hardik Pandya -- who all were rested from the first two games.

"Jasprit Bumrah did not travel with the team to Indore for the 2nd ODI against Australia. He has gone to visit his family and given a short break by the team management.

"Fast bowler Mukesh Kumar has joined the team as Bumrah's replacement for the 2nd ODI. Bumrah will join the team for the final ODI in Rajkot," said BCCI.

Bumrah, who made his comeback from a back surgery with the T20s in Ireland last month, seems to be back to his best.

The 29-year-old was impressive in India's victorious campaign in Asia Cup in Sri Lanka earlier this month. Bumrah had missed the game against Nepal and flown back home for the birth of his first child.

His replacement Mukesh was part of India's squad on the tour of West Indies where he ended up making his debut in all three formats.

The BCCI has been extra careful over the players' workload ahead of the World Cup, starting on October 5.

The team will also play two warm up games before its World Cup opener against Australia in Chennai on October 8.

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