India's star pacer Jasprit Bumrah has been ruled out of the three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka starting on Tuesday.
BCCI in a statement said, “Team India pacer Jasprit Bumrah has been ruled out of the upcoming 3-match ODI series against Sri Lanka. Bumrah, who was set to join the team in Guwahati ahead of the ODI series, will need some more time to build bowling resilience. This decision has been taken as a precautionary measure."
Earlier, Assam Cricket Association President Taranga Gogoi said that Jasprit Bumrah was likely to arrive in Guwahati to join team India for the ODI match against Sri Lanka.
In addition to this, the All-India Senior Selection Committee also had said that it included star pacer Jasprit Bumrah in India's ODI squad for the upcoming three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka. "The All-India Senior Selection Committee has included pacer Jasprit Bumrah in India's ODI squad for the upcoming Mastercard 3-match ODI series against Sri Lanka," the BCCI had said in a January 3 media release.
"The pacer has undergone rehabilitation and has been declared fit by the National Cricket Academy (NCA). He will be joining the Team India ODI squad soon," the BCCI had further said.
Bumrah has not featured in competitive cricket since September due to back issues. The pacer was also ruled out of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup due to a back injury.
While Bumrah has remained absent from the national squad, other senior members of the Indian team, including skipper Rohit Sharma, Vice-captain KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, and Shreyas Iyer, have joined the squad in Guwahati.
The ODIs will be held in Guwahati, Kolkata and Trivandrum on January 10, 12 and 15 respectively.
India's updated squad for Sri Lanka ODIs: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), Hardik Pandya (VC), Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Mohd. Shami, Mohd. Siraj, Umran Malik, Arshdeep Singh.
(with inputs from ANI)