Former India pacer Ashish Nehra expressed astonishment at the inclusion of the great player in the Indian lineup for the three-match T20I series against Sri Lanka.
For the present three-match T20I series against Sri Lanka, India are missing former captain Virat Kohli and wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant.
However, after missing the series against the West Indies due to various reasons, star pacer Jasprit Bumrah and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja are back in the fray.
In India’s 62-run victory over Sri Lanka in the first Twenty20 International in Lucknow on Thursday, both senior players were part. Due to the absence of KL Rahul, who is injure, Bumrah was select vice-captain for the series.
Former India bowler Ashish Nehra was “shocked” to see Bumrah name to the series lineup before the first T20I.
Nehra, Ashish The inclusion of a star cricketer in India’s squad for the T20I series against Sri Lanka “surprised” him.
Bumrah’s participation in these three T20Is astounded me. Without a doubt, every player wants to participate, but the T20I series is follow by two Tests.
In the future, there will be more matches. During a Cricbuzz discussion, Nehra noted, “We have more choices, and other players need game time and trust.”
According to Nehra, Bumrah’s presence will limit chances for other players, especially seasoned pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who has struggled to rediscover his form but had a good performance against the West Indies.
We’ve discussed people like Bhuvneshwar Kumar. You can give Mohammed Siraj additional game time; Avesh Khan has only played one match so far.
When Bumrah returns, one of these players will be forced to sit out. As a result, I’m astonish he (Bumrah) is here,” he add.
On Thursday, Bumrah bowled three overs for 19 runs. Ishan Kishan’s scorching 89-run knock and Shreyas Iyer’s swashbuckling 57 contributed to India’s comfortable triumph.
With Bhuvneshwar Kumar striking in the first ball of the Sri Lankan innings, the Indian bowlers were on the money right from the start, defending 199. Kumar extended to his tally of wickets, while all-rounders Venkatesh Iyer and Ravindra Jadeja also claimed significant scalps.