AFTER a hiatus of 11 months, top pacer Jasprit Bumrah is ready to make his much-awaited return to International cricket with the T2OI series against Ireland starting on 18th August at the Village in Dublin, Ireland.
The series is crucial for the premium pacer as it will decide his future in the upcoming editions of the Asia Cup and ODI World Cup 2023. He is undoubtedly a great asset for the Indian cricket team and will be the perfect add-on to the bowling line-up in these tournaments.
The 29-year-old last played for India against Australia in a T20I match at Hyderabad on September 25, 2022. Since then he was sidelined with a back injury that required him to undergo a surgery.
Abdullah Shafique On Jasprit Bumrah
Abdullah Shafique was recently asked about facing the Jasprit Bumrah threat in the Asia Cup as the bowler is most likely to be a part of the Indian team.
“You face Haris, Naseem, Shaheen in the nets all the time during practice sessions. Do you find it easy when you take on the opposition bowlers then? Particularly if you talk about India… since it looks like Jasprit Bumrah is also coming back for Asia Cup,” a reporter asked Shafique during a media interaction.
“Our bowling attack is pretty good, in fact, the best in the world. We face them (Shaheen, Haris, Naseem) in the nets… we face their challenging spells. And that gives us a lot of confidence and helps in our preparation. If we are playing good against them, we are obviously more confident against opponent bowlers,” said Shafique.