Jasprit Bumrah is recovering from the thumb injury but his availability for the second test is doubtful in the current situation. Indian bowling coach Bharat Arun said that he cannot force Bumrah to play in the upcoming test since he was not recovered from the injury completely.
Bharat Arun opined that the performance of the Indian bowlers in the Edgbaston test. He said that Indian bowlers played well in the first innings and in the second innings they improved their skills and succeeded in picking more wickets. He said that selection of Bumrah is in the hands of the team management but he is out of contention for the second test.
Arun said that he is don’t bother about the decision of the management if they can find the apt combination for the conditions of the surfaces.
”Jasprit Bumrah is bowling fit right now but I think it’s too early to put him into a game-like situation because, I think, he needs to come out of the band-aid/plaster on his hand. For the second Test, he is out of contention,”
Bumrah sustained an injury on the left thumb during the second T20I match against Ireland. The spin twins managed to pick a decent number of wickets in his absence but lack of a consistent pacer like Bhuvneshwar Kumar or Bumrah was a huge blow for the Indian team.
The team management doesn’t want to rush him into the team and is waiting for his complete recovery. His name was not included in the squad for three test matches and he missed out the two limited overs series against England.
Bumrah did a consistent performance against Ireland in both of the two T20Is and earlier he did a remarkable performance in IPL 2018 for Mumbai Indians. The selectors and fans are expecting to see his splendid performance again after his recovery.