Indian batter Suryakumar Yadav confirmed on Thursday that fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah is fit and prepared to play in the second T20 International against Australia in Nagpur on Friday.
India lost the first T20I in Mohali by four wickets and the team’s inability to defend 208 runs raised several questions about the bowling line-up heading into the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022. However, India, off-late, have also been on the receiving end due to injuries to pacers Bumrah, Deepak Chahar and Harshal Patel.
While Harshal Patel returned to action in the first T20I, Bumrah and Chahar sat out the match. Talking about their fitness, Suryakumar said in the press conference before the second T20I on Friday, “This is the wrong department. This question should go to the team management or physio (laughs). But yes, the atmosphere in the team is very good. Everyone is first-class fit and ready.”
Talking specifically about Bumrah, he said, “He is absolutely ready. There is nothing to worry about.”
The Indian pace department had an off-day in Mohali as Harshal’s return proved to be rather expensive and he conceded 49 runs without a wicket while Bhuvneshwar Kumar also conceded 52 runs without a wicket.