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India T20 WC Squad: India Squad to be selected on 16th Sep, Bumrah, Harshal called for FITNESS TEST: Follow LIVE Updates


India T20 WC Squad – BCCI Selection Committee Meeting LIVE: The BCCI is set to pick Indian Squad for T20 World Cup…

India T20 WC SquadBCCI Selection Committee Meeting LIVE: The BCCI is set to pick Indian Squad for T20 World Cup on September 16. As reported earlier by InsideSport, the selectors and the team management are still unsure about the fitness of premier pacer Jasprit Bumrah. Both Bumrah & Harshal Patel have been called to NCA for FITNESS Test: Follow ICC T20 World Cup LIVE Updates with InsideSport.IN

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India T20 WC Squad: Selectors waiting for FITNESS report on Jasprit Bumrah

India T20 WC Squad: India Squad for T20 World Cup to be selected on 16th September, Jasprit Bumrah, Harshal Patel called for FITNESS TEST: Follow LIVE UPDATES

Bumrah has been out of action since the England tour in July due to a back injury. Harshal Patel is also recovering from a rib injury. “Bumrah has not been declared fit yet. He is going to be at the NCA this week before the selection. The World Cup is still over a month away. Therefore, his selectionwill happen considering all that,” a BCCI source said.

Head coach Rahul Dravid has claimed that both the pacers will walk into the team if available. However, it will be interesting to see how the team management handles the two pacers from here on. In all likelihood, most of the players picked for the World Cup are going to play in the two T20I series at home against South Africa and Australia over the next one month.

The team management has been very cautious about preserving its players for the marquee event. According to sources, the key will be to get Bumrah match fit. It will be interesting to see how many matches he plays over the next month. India’s pace attack has lacked bite in the Asia Cup, with the team struggling to find attacking pacers after the first match against Pakistan.

 

India T20 WC Squad – Jasprit Bumrah Fitness Report: With the T20 World Cup squad submission deadline approaching fast, the Indian selectors are still waiting for a few last-minute updates before the selection meeting. The biggest name on the list is Jasprit Bumrah, who is nursing a back injury while Ravindra Jadeja is the other. He has been ruled out after undergoing knee surgery. Harshal Patel is set to return from injury but the selectors are waiting for a final fitness report before announcing the squad. As things stand, the squad is set to be announced after Asia Cup 2022 FINAL. Follow T20 World Cup 2022 LIVE Updates on InsideSport.IN.

“There is time for squad submission. We have a tournament going on currently. Hence, there is no reason to hurry. We also need fitness updates on Jasprit and Harshal. So, once everything is there, we will announce the squad. Jasprit is expected to be at the NCA this week for injury assessment. We will know more then,” a selection committee member told InsideSport.

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India T20 WC Squad: Selectors waiting for FITNESS report on Bumrah, Jadeja & Harshal, squad announcement likely after Asia Cup FINAL, T20 World Cup 2022 LIVE

Selectors are sweating about fitness of Jasprit Bumrah and Ravindra Jadeja. If Bumrah is nursing an old back injury, Jadeja has had a surgery on his right knee and is set to be ruled out of T20 World Cup. For Harshal though, things are looking good. He is close to recovery and could make a comeback for the Australia and South Africa series at home.

  • Jasprit Bumrah: Back injury (Expected return to be determined)
  • Ravindra Jadeja: Knee Injury (Undergoes knee surgery)
  • Harshal Patel: Rib Injury (Expected to return for Australia series)

“His (Harshal Patel) recovery is going great. In fact, he is very close to recovery. He is still at the NCA and will have a fitness test next week to understand how he is progressing. We hope that he will be available for the Australia series,” a selection committee member told InsideSport.

India T20 WC Squad: Selectors waiting for FITNESS report on Bumrah & Harshal, T20WC squad announcement likely after Asia Cup FINAL, Follow LIVE Updates

India T20 WC Squad: Selectors waiting for FITNESS report on Bumrah, Jadeja & Harshal, squad announcement likely after Asia Cup FINAL, T20 World Cup 2022 LIVE
A decision on Mohammed Shami’s return to T20Is will be made after Jasprit Bumrah’s injury assesment

India T20 WC Squad: Why is taking so long for BCCI to announce the squad?

  • England, Australia and South Africa have already named their World Cup squads.
  • While Rohit Sharma already hinted that 80-90% of India’s squad is set, the injuries have derailed plans.
  • Mohammed Shami is on standby in case Jasprit Bumrah is ruled out.
  • However, before taking a call on Shami, the selectors want to have a clear idea about Bumrah’s injury.
  • Bumrah who is nursing a back injury is expected to return to the NCA this week for an injury assessment.
  • Ravindra Jadeja is unlikely to make it to the T20 World Cup with a knee injury.
  • A decision on whether he would undergo a knee surgery will be taken this week.
  • Harshal Patel is likely to return for Australia & South Africa series. He is currently at the NCA, undergoing rehab for rib injury.
  • Once the Asia Cup 2022 is over, the selectors will make the announcement.
  • Squads for T20 World Cup, Australia & South Africa T20 series besides ODI squad will be announced together.

The squad announcement is thus expected after the Asia Cup final on September 11. The selectors are likely to sit with Rahul Dravid and captain Rohit Sharma for a selection meeting in Mumbai before announcing the squad. At the same meeting, India will pick the squads for Australia and South Africa series besides a three-match ODI series against South Africa.

All T20 World Cup-bound players are expected to be rested from the ODI squad barring KL Rahul, who is returning from injury and needs game time. If he is rested, Shikhar Dhawan will lead the ODI squad.

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