Star bowler Jasprit Bumrah returns to captain India in Ireland T20s

Jasprit Bumrah will be captaining team India on his return to international cricket.

Bhavana P

Indian cricket fans had a welcome surprise when star pacer Jasprit Bumrah returned to the team as a player and captain. Bumrah will make his international return as captain in the three-match Ireland T20 series commencing August as the ( Board of Control for Cricket in India) BCCI announced a 15-member squad for the tour.

Opener Ruturaj Gaikwad will be the vice-captain of the team. Due to a back ailment, Bumrah did not participate in a T20 match since last September. He missed the Asia Cup, T20 World Cup, and the Indian Premier League as well. Millions of Indian fans are eager to see him back donning the country's jersey at the 50-over World Cup that will be held in October and November. Bumrah's recuperation from his injury has been swift, according to Jay Shah, secretary of the BCCI.

Additionally, he said the star bowler is fit to participate in the upcoming T20 series in Ireland. In March of this year, Bumrah underwent surgery in New Zealand and has since been undergoing rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru. Additionally, he recently bowled 10 overs in a match at the Alur Grounds in Bengaluru against a visiting Mumbai team.

The India squad for the T20I series against Ireland consists of Jasprit Bumrah (captain), Ruturaj Gaikwad (vice-captain), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Tilak Varma, Sanju Samson (wicketkeeper), Jitesh Sharma (wicket-keeper), Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Rinku Singh, Ravi Bishnoi, Prasidh Krishna, Shahbaz Ahmed, Arshdeep Singh, Mukesh Kumar, Avesh Khan.


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