India likely to rest Jasprit Bumrah from ODIs and T20Is against England

Jasprit Bumrah may return to the playing side for the third Test against England

The Indian cricket team is likely to rest their key fast bowler across formats, Jasprit Bumrah, from the limited-over matches against England which will be held after the conclusion of the four-Test series which is being played right now. India and England are expected to play five T20 internationals and three one-day internationals after they are done with the fourth Test at Ahmedabad in early March. 

Bumrah was rested from the second Test which ended on Tuesday in form of a huge win for the Indian cricket team by 317 runs which helps them square the series 1-1 going into the first ever day night test cricket match against England to be played at the Sardar Patel Stadium in Motera, Ahmedabad from February 24. 

It was a great call from the Indian team management to rest Bumrah from the second Test since they had prepared a rank turner for which they played three spinners. The fast bowler who had replaced the star Indian bowler, Mohammed Siraj, did not have a lot of bowling to do in the contest. 

“Jassi has already bowled close to 180 overs, including nearly 150 overs (149.4 overs) in four Test matches (till first Test versus England) since the start of Australian tour. Add to that, the number of hours spent on the field. It is only logical that after these two Tests in Motera, where he will have a big role to play, he should be given rest for white ball leg,”

an Indian cricket official has told the media. 

The official added,

“Bhuvneshwar Kumar might make a comeback and Mohammed Shami after a break will play a few white ball games. T Natarajan and Saini will also come back in the white ball teams. As far as Jassi is concerned, he can (might as) well get ready playing 14 to 16 high intensity IPL games for Mumbai Indians,”

the source said.