“Bumrah, who was scheduled to join the team in Guwahati ahead of the ODI series, needs to develop bowling flexibility,” the BCCI said in a statement about Bumrah’s withdrawal from the ODIs against Sri Lanka. It will take some more time.” “This decision has been taken as a precautionary measure.”
“The fast bowler has undergone rehabilitation and has been declared fit by the NCA,” BCCI announced Bumrah’s late inclusion in the series. “He will soon join Team India’s ODI squad.”
Bumrah had planned to undergo a match simulation workload at the NCA before his international return, and is understood to have passed the test in Bangalore. However, when he took on a similar workload for two consecutive days in Mumbai, he felt a strain on his side. Bumrah is now ready to rest and recuperate with the aim of joining India’s preparation camp, which is set to begin on February 1 for the Border-Gaskar Trophy against Australia. He will definitely miss the ODI and T20I series against New Zealand starting January 18.
India squad for Sri Lanka ODIs: Rohit Sharma (captain), Shibman Gill, Virat Kohli, Surya Kumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wicket), Ishan Kishan (wicket), Hardik Pandya (vice-captain), Washington Sundar, Yuzvinder Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Aksar Patel, Mohammad Shami, Mohammad Siraj, Imran Malik, Arsdeep Singh.