"Not Too Sure...": Rohit On Bumrah's Return As Australia Test Series Looms

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India skipper Rohit Sharma is hoping that gait ace Jasprit Bumrah would instrumentality to pb the onslaught successful the past 2 Tests of the upcoming four-match bid against satellite fig 1 Australia. The 29-year-old Burmah, who hasn't played planetary cricket since September past twelvemonth owed to a backmost injury, is not successful the India squad for the archetypal 2 Tests but returned to vessel precocious astatine the National Cricket Academy nets, raising hopes of a comeback successful the adjacent future.

"About Bumrah, I americium not excessively definite astatine the moment. The archetypal 2 Test matches, of course, helium is not going to beryllium available. I americium expecting...I americium hoping, not expecting, that helium plays the adjacent (last) 2 Test matches (against Australia). We don't privation to instrumentality immoderate risks with him arsenic backmost injuries are ever critical. We person a batch of cricket coming backmost aft that arsenic well," Rohit said on Tuesday.

"We are successful changeless interaction with physios and doctors successful NCA. We volition monitor. The aesculapian squad volition springiness him arsenic overmuch clip arsenic helium wants," helium added.

The India skipper was speaking astatine the post-match property league aft starring India to 3-0 ODI bid expanse implicit visiting New Zealand here.

Bumrah sustained a little backmost accent fracture aft the England circuit and missed the Asia Cup past year.

He was expected to marque his comeback with the three-match ODI bid against Sri Lanka, but aft being named successful the squad, the pacer was ruled out.

The Test bid for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, which is besides portion of the World Test Championship (WTC) 2022-23, volition statesman connected February 9 successful Nagpur.

The past 2 Tests are scheduled to beryllium held crossed the archetypal 2 weeks of March.

To heighten the team's chances astatine the T20 World Cup past October-November, Bumrah was rushed to the T20 broadside during a location bid against Australia, wherever helium broke down erstwhile again and was ruled retired for an indefinite period.

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