Team India is facing Australia in Indore in the 2nd ODI of their three-match series. Ahead of the game, a piece of major news broke from the Holkar stadium. Star pace bowler, Jasprit Bumrah has been rested for the game.
The 29-year-old has just made his return to the game after nearly 14 months out of the game. Bumrah played a crucial role in India winning the Asia Cup 2023 title. The Indian team management has already named the replacement for the game.
Australia won the toss and Steve Smith chose to bowl first. Team India has played 6 games at this venue and won all 6 games so far. India had played New Zealand at this venue earlier and won the high-scoring encounter. Shubman Gill and Rohit Sharma had scored centuries for India on that day.
Mukesh Kumar replaces Jasprit Bumrah in the squad
The Indian cricket board took to social media to inform that Jasprit Bumrah would not be part of the Indore game. The 29-year-old has flown back home to be with his family. Bumrah will be replaced by Mukesh Kumar who has been flown to Indore.
Bumrah had taken a break during the Asia Cup 2023 tournament in the game against Nepal. The Indian pace bowler was with his wife to welcome the birth of his 1st child. As per reports, Bumrah will be back with the Indian team for the final ODI at Rajkot on the 27th.
Prasidh Krishna was drafted into the playing XI after India was asked to bat first. Pat Cummins was rested for the game as Steve Smith was given the chance to captain the side. Apart from Pat Cummins, Marcus Stoinis, and Mitchell Marsh were rested. Alex Carey, Spencer Johnson, and Josh Hazlewood made a comeback to the side.
The Indian team has gone with just one change, but the bowling will remain the same. Mohammad Shami will spearhead the attack and share the new ball with Shardul Thakur. The game is another chance for Shreyas Iyer to prove his form with the bat. This game is also important for Ravichandran Ashwin to keep his World Cup hopes alive.
Here’s how the fans reacted -
Jasprit Bumrah will not be playing the 2nd ODI against Australia as he went home to visit his family. pic.twitter.com/eJxo9Xmydh— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) September 24, 2023
Bhai ek second ke liye laga firse injured hogya— Parth Goyal (@StocksRoyale) September 24, 2023
Aur Kitna rest chaiye bhai isko 🤔— 🇮🇳 𝑩𝒉𝒂𝒓𝒕𝒊 🇮🇳 (@Bhaaratmaataa) September 24, 2023
Good move— Ankita Chaudhary (@Miss_Anky) September 24, 2023
Dream to see Bumrah, Shami & Siraj together in full flow is still a dream 😿— Aman (@Chiku_Bhaiya) September 24, 2023
We will miss him. 🤔— iamsayedul (@Beingsayedul) September 24, 2023
Family guy. But he should have played imo— Waѕiyullah Budye (@WasiyullahB) September 24, 2023
Ghumlo lo khub, naya naya shadi air bachcha hota hai, tab desh dikhaai nahi deta😡— Vishal Kumar (@vishalkumar9000) September 24, 2023
sahi hai bhai ko bacha ke rakho aur khush rakho Angad se mil ke aayega fir gilliya udengi— Gagan🇮🇳 (@1no_aalsi_) September 24, 2023