Jasprit Bumrah was expected to be the spearhead of the Indian bowling attack in the Asia Cup 2022, but now not just the Asia Cup, his participation in the T20 World Cup is uncertain as well. Bumrah’s lower back issue has resurfaced, which has kept him out of action for the last one month.
Bumrah had to stay out of the Indian set-up for a long time after the 2019 ODI World Cup because of the same lower back issue and since the time he returned to the Indian set-up after recovering, the Indian selectors and the management have been wary of the fact that he might suffer the injury again, which is why he has been used very carefully in the last couple of years.
Jasprit Bumrah has been one of those Indian players who have been rested and rotated quite regularly in the last 18 to 24 months and the only reason behind that is to make sure that he remains at the peak of his fitness. But, as it has turned out, Bumrah’s fitness issues are back troubling him again despite all the rest he has been given and the issues are back just before two big tournaments, Asia Cup and T20 World Cup.
It’s a relief of other teams that Bumrah and Harshal aren’t playing this Asia cup!
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) August 21, 2022
Jasprit Bumrah is currently working on his recovery in NCA
When India had played Pakistan in the last T20 World Cup, Bumrah wasn’t able to make too much of an impact, but this time around in the Asia Cup 2022, India had huge expectations with him, particularly after the kind of form he had shown in the ODI series against England.
However, now in the absence of Bumrah, the young fast bowler Arshdeep Singh will have to bear the major responsibility of not only sharing the new ball with Bhuvneshwar Kumar but also the responsibility of bowling in the death.
Jasprit Bumrah is currently in the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru, working on his recovery and the Indian fans would hope that he recovers in time to be picked for the T20 World Cup.
The writing on the wall says it all 💯💪🏼 pic.twitter.com/8IpdrP5Gnm
— Jasprit Bumrah (@Jaspritbumrah93) August 17, 2022