BCCI Chief Selector Chetan Sharma on Monday announced Team India’s squads for the upcoming white-ball series against New Zealand and ODI and Test series against Bangladesh. However, speedster Jasprit Bumrah has not been named in any of the squads and Chetan explained how the selection committee is managing the workload of Bumrah and he also accepted that the ace pacer was rushed from injury for the T20 World Cup.
It is important to note that Bumrah was ruled out of the T20 World Cup due to a back injury and as his replacement, Mohammed Shami was named in the squad for the tournament.
“Definitely, I say it every time that we have to manage the players and when we do that, the media ends up writing about how different players are playing in the lineup with different captains. We have to manage the workload. We hurried up with Jasprit Bumrah a bit, we tried as the World Cup was coming and see what happened. We are without Jasprit Bumrah for this World Cup,” said the chief selector while replying to an NDTV question during a virtual press conference.
“The NCA and medical team are looking after him very well and he definitely will be a part of the team very soon. For the Bangladesh series, we are just a little cautious, we are not hurrying him up. I request the media to understand that there is a reason behind resting players. No selector is fond of changing the teams and captains. But there is so much cricket, we have to keep looking after the bodies of our players. Bumrah will be back soon, NCA is working alongside him,” he stated further.
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