India’s pace sensation Jasprit Bumrah is missing from the India squad which travelled to Indore for the second ODI against Australia of the 3-match series on Sunday (September 24). Bumrah who recently became a father was given a short break ahead of the World Cup and the third ODI against Australia to visit his family by the team management.

Australia themselves made a lot of changes in their lineup after the first game as Steve Smith came out as the skipper in place of Pat Cummins.

 UPDATE : Mr Jasprit Bumrah did not travel with the team to Indore for the 2nd ODI against Australia.

He has gone to visit his family and given a short break by the team management. Fast bowler Mukesh Kumar has joined the team as Bumrah’s replacement for the 2nd ODI.

 BCCI (@BCCI) September 24, 2023

Bumrah made his return to the national side after a back injury after almost a year during the T20I series against Ireland in August, where he as a skipper led India to a 2-0 series win. 

He was then selected in the Asia Cup squad and the ICC Cricket World Cup squad as well, which will take place in India from October 5 onwards. In the Asia Cup, which India captured for the eighth time, he troubled the batter with his pace and yorkers. Bumrah notably took four scalps in four games at an average of 17.75 and economy rate of 4.17, best bowling figures of 2/30. Bumrah’s fitness and performances will be extremely key to India’s World Cup chances.

Prasidh Krishna came in the lineup with Mohammed Shami, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin and Shardul Thakur as the other bowling options for KL Rahul.

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