Usually it doesn’t happen for Team India that their tail supporters put on a stellar show against quality bowling, but in the second warm-up match against Australia A, Jasprit Bumrah did exactly that. Not known for his hitting skills at all, Bumrah was fifty percent right to help India score some valuable runs in times of absolute need. He took out Will Sutherland with six huge to reach the milestone. In addition, he was undefeated in 55 of just 57 balls, while the Indian innings retired in 194..
Usually for Team India it doesn’t happen that their supporters put on a stellar show against quality bowling, but in the second preparation match against Australia A Jasprit Bumrah did just that. Not known for his hitting skills whatsoever, Bumrah was fifty percent correct to help India score some valuable runs in times of absolute need. He knocked Will Sutherland out by a whopping six to reach the milestone. Additionally, he was undefeated in 55 of just 57 balls, while Indian innings were withdrawn in 194.
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– cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) December 11, 2020
Bumrah, so far has a test average of 3. Many have linked this performance to Glenn McGrath’s fifty against New Zealand many years ago.
India has been eliminated by 194 against Australia A in the SCG. The last position of the wicket between Bumrah and Siraj was worth 71 runs. J Bumrah – 55 * S Gill – 43P Shaw – 40J Wildermuth 3/13 and S Abbott 3/46 pic.twitter.com/7akVn7fxIs
– BCCI (@BCCI) December 11, 2020
Meanwhile, Indian Premier batsman Rohit Sharma has been declared fit by physiotherapists at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) following his hamstring injury during the Indian Premier League. He had arrived at the NCA in Bengaluru on November 19 and was scheduled to undergo a physical fitness test on Friday. Speaking to ANI, sources familiar with the events said the batsman is fit for the rigors of international cricket. “He has passed the aptitude test and the future course of action will be decided by the BCCI and the selection committee,” the source said.
“The BCCI medical team has been monitoring Rohit Sharma’s physical condition and has informed the All India Senior Selection Committee about it. In consultation with Sharma, it has been decided to leave him for the ODI and T20I in Australia to regain his full fitness and has been included in the Indian test team for the Frontera-Gavaskar Trophy, “BCCI said in a statement on November 9.
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Previously, India captain Virat Kohli had said that there was confusion about Rohit’s injury status and that management could have handled all of that better.
“Well, before the selection meeting in Dubai, we received an email two days before saying that Rohit was not available for selection due to the injury he sustained during the IPL. He mentioned a two-week rest and rehabilitation period, and He said the pros and cons of the injury were explained to Rohit and he understood.