Bumrah ready to play 2nd T20I against Australia in Nagpur

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Jasprit Bumrah is currently arguably the best bowler in the world across all formats and he was missed dearly at Mohali where the Indian side failed to defend a mammoth 208 against Australia.

Jasprit Bumrah is poised for an important season as the Indian spearhead is likely to be drafted into the Playing XI for the second T20I against Australia. Bumrah, 28, has been out of action since July 14 when he was involved in an ODI against England. Despite being back for the World Cup, he was surprisingly left out of the starting XI in the first T20I against Australia in Mohali on Tuesday (20 September).
Even after his comeback to the Indian squad a few days ago, India's pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah was ruled out of the 11th game against Australia in the 1st T20I in Mohali. His absence in the opening T20I against Australia didn't sit well with netizens as it had meant he hadn't fully recovered.
His absence has prompted some whispers if the Pacer has recovered enough from the back injury that has kept him out of action for the past two months. But as it turned out, there weren't any concerns per se and the only reason he didn't play the first game was because management didn't want to bring him into play immediately after returning from injury. He is now set to be included in the starting XI for the second T20I on Friday (23 September) in Nagpur.
If Jasprit Bumrah makes a comeback in the Nagpur T20, Umesh Yadav will surely be eliminated. Actually, Umesh is not part of the upcoming World Cup squad, he was included in the team as a replacement for Mohammed Shami, who was hit by Covid-19 before the start of the series.
Jasprit Bumrah drops out of the team after suffering an injury during the England tour. He was not part of Team India in the West Indies Tour and the Asia Cup. Having completed his rehab at NCA, Bumrah is now back with the team.
Hardik Pandya shed some light on the team's mindset and approach to Bumrah. "We all know what he brings to the side and how important he is to us. Of course there will be concerns here and there about what's okay. We have to trust our guys, whoever gets the opportunities. They're the best 15 people you are." in the country and that's why they're in the squad there.
"Jasprit not being there obviously makes a big difference. Even if he's not there, (and because) he's coming back from injury, it's important for him to have enough time to come back somehow. Maybe (he should) hasn't put himself under any pressure in any game he comes back and plays," said the Indian all-rounder after the first game in Mohali, where India failed to defend a sizeable 208 total.
Australia leads the three-game series 1-0.