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Ireland tour will be a fitness test for Jasprit Bumrah, young brigade will have a chance to prove themselves

Returning after being away from the field for almost 11 months jasprit bumrah All eyes will be on K’s form and fitness when he captains the Indian cricket team in the three-match T20I series against Ireland starting on Friday. IPL stars in the Indian team Ruturaj GaikwadThere are Rinku Singh and Jitesh Sharma but eyes will be on Bumrah. This fast bowler is an integral part of India’s strategy in the ODI World Cup starting in India after two months.

Bumrah’s fitness will be monitored

The 29-year-old Jasprit Bumrah suffered a stress fracture in his back during the home series against Australia before the T20 World Cup last year. After this his surgery was done. He has to bowl a maximum of 12 overs in three matches within five days. From this series, chief selector Ajit Agarkar, ODI captain Rohit Sharma and head coach Rahul Dravid will know what is the status of Bumrah in terms of match fitness. The format of fifty overs however is completely different in that they have to bowl ten overs in spells of two, three or four overs.

BCCI shared Bumrah’s video

BCCI has posted a video of Bumrah bowling on his social media handle, in which he is bowling short balls and yorkers. The match conditions, however, will be completely different and the team management has already made the mistake of rushing him ahead of the T20 World Cup in Australia last year. Since then he has not been able to play. He was selected for a home series earlier this year but had to withdraw his name at the last moment. He had to undergo surgery to cure the career-threatening injury.

Fast bowler Josh Little has played in IPL

Bumrah will also get match practice from the series against Ireland and the preparation for the Asia Cup will also be firm. On the other hand, the Ireland team, captained by Andrew Balbirnie, has talented players like Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, left-arm spinner George Dockrell. However, till now they have not been able to win a single match against India. His left-arm fast bowler Josh Little played for Gujarat Titans in the IPL last year.

preparation for asian games

Barring Bumrah and Sanju Samson, members of the current Indian team will be strong contenders for the gold medal at the Asian Games in Hangzhou. They would like to finalize the preparations for the Asian Games through this series. IPL discovery Rinku and Jitesh will make their T20 debut for India while Shivam Dubey will have a chance to make a comeback. The famous Krishna is also making a comeback like Bumrah. This fast bowler from Bangalore also had to undergo surgery to recover from a straight fracture of the waist.

Teams are as follows

India : Jaspreet Bumrah (Captain), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Tilak Verma, Rinku Singh, Sanju Samson, Jitesh Sharma, Shivam Dubey, Washington Sundar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Ravi Bishnoi, Famous Krishna, Arshdeep Singh, Mukesh Kumar, Avesh Khan.

Ireland : Andrew Balbirnie (c), Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, Ross Adair, Mark Adair, Kurtis Campher, Jareth Delany, George Dockrell, Fionn Hand, Josh Little, Barry McCarthy, Ben White, Craig Young, Theo van Voorkom.

Full tickets for two matches sold

The global popularity of Indian cricketers has made emerging cricket boards like Cricket Ireland silver and all the tickets for the first two T20 Internationals have been sold out. Cricket Ireland wrote on its website, ‘100 per cent tickets for the first two T20 matches between India and Ireland have been sold and tickets for the third match are selling fast.’ All matches will be held at ‘The Village’ Malahide Cricket Club ground which has a capacity of 11500 spectators. India have won all five T20 matches against Ireland since defeating Ireland by eight wickets under the captaincy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the 2009 T20 World Cup group match in England.

Ireland expects tough competition from India

Wicket-keeper batsman Lorcan Tucker of the Ireland team captained by Paul Stirling said that he is aware of the tough challenge facing India. He said, ‘It is a special experience as a big team is coming to play. India will get a lot of support here but the presence of such a large number of spectators is good for cricket in Ireland. He said, ‘The team is very excited about these big matches. We have played in the World Cup and have played against India before. We know how it feels in such big pressure matches.

Rishabh

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