Why will Indian paceman Jasprit Bumrah not play in today's match against Nepal?
After a very disappointing abandoned match against Pakistan, India will face Nepal in the second
After a very disappointing abandoned match against Pakistan, India will face Nepal in the second leg of Asian Cup 2023 in Pallekele. The match is crucial for the Men in Blue as a win in this match will solidify their position in the Super 4 stage of the tournament.
Indian playmaker Jasprit Bumrah , who returns to the national team after almost a year, he will miss the match because he was lucky enough to have a child. Bumrah announced the news in a post on his social media.
On the auspicious occasion, the 29-year-old leader returned to Mumbai with his wife Sanjana Ganesan. Bumrah returned to the national team after a long break as he suffered a serious back injury and also missed the IPL 2023. He led the Indian team on the successful T20I tour of Ireland in August where the team under his leadership achieved a remarkable performance as India defeated the hosts 2-0. He has excellent one-day match stats as the right-handed playmaker has 121 wickets to his name in the 73 ODIs he has played so far, with an excellent save rate of 4.64.
India kicked off their 2023 Asian Cup against Pakistan in Pallekele on Saturday where India scored a total of 266 points as Ishan Kishan (82) and Hardik Pandya (87) shone , but the match was canceled due to heavy rain and both teams each scored one point.
Bumrah's return to the national team ahead of next ODI World Cup is good news for India as he is one of the leading players in the World Cup are a team and much will rest on his shoulders in shaping India's ODI World Cup 2023 campaign.
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