Will Jasprit Bumrah captain India on the Ireland tour ?

Jasprit Bumrah looks set to participate in the upcoming Team India tour of Ireland, according to several reports. The cricket star’s return has seen an uptick in interest across fan bases ahead of the scheduled Ireland Tour, taking place in mid-August.

The return of Jasprit Bumrah is a big boost to Indian cricket as the ODI World Cup 2023 approaches. India will host this event from early October, and fans are excited with Bumrah’s comeback to competitive cricket. The country’s pace bowling arsenal gets a much-needed addition with Bumrah scheduled to play a major role in India’s tour of Ireland.

When Last Did Jasprit Bumrah Play International Cricket?

Jasprit Bumrah has been on the sidelines since September 2022. He last featured in a T20I series against Australia and required surgery for a nagging problem shortly after that. Bumrah had a successful surgery in New Zealand before progressing on a recovery path at a cricket academy in Bengaluru.

What is the BCCI Saying about the Return of Jasprit Bumrah?

BCCI officials recently commented that Bumrah’s “bowling with full intensity in the nets” has been sorely missed. Such comments came after fans learnt Bumrah is showing signs of a full comeback in training.

Head Coach for the Ireland tour VVS Laxman also seems satisfied with Bumrah’s progress, deliberating with medical and cricket academy staff to see him return to active cricket.

Will Jasprit Bumrah Take Part in the Asia Cup 2023?

There is no current indication that Bumrah will feature in the Asia Cup scheduled to hold later this year. Team India already has a preparatory camp planned for late August at a facility near Bengaluru.

Players scheduled to be at the training camp will be under direct supervision of Head Coach Rahul Dravid. This camp could see every player listed to partake in the Asia Cup 2023 and ODI World Cup come together for intra-squad sessions.

We expect to see players like Shubman Gill, Hardik Pandya, Surya Kumar Yadav, Virat Kohli, and skipper Rohit Sharma at thie training camp. India’s preparatory camp will take place between August 22 and 29, 2023. Asia Cup 2023 is on schedule to start on August 30. India will take on hosts Pakistan in Pallekele, Sri Lanka two days after the event starts on September 2.

Apart from Jasprit Bumrah, See the Other Top Players to Watch Out For

Some of India’s top stars like Prasidh Krishna, Sanju Samson, and Yashasvi Jaiswal are also on schedule to play in the Ireland tour.

Prasidh Krishna

Another exciting pace bowler Indian fans love to see, Prasidh Krishna, is scheduled to return in the Ireland tour this August. He got the green light from medical staff and fitness experts to return after a protracted back fracture caused by stress. Krishna last played in a T20I game against Zimbabwe in August last year.

Ruturaj Gaikwad

Team India selectors led by Ajit Agarkar seems to have placed much faith in Ruturaj Gaikwad’s abilities ahead of this tour. The selection committee included Gaikwad in the Ireland tour, even if he has other engagements to handle as captain of India’s T20 side to the 2023 Asian Games.

Gaikwad will be the vice-captain to Jasprit Bumrah  in the tour.

Sanju Samson

Hopes were quite high for Sanju Samson to take Indian national cricket by storm; but nothing has materialized as we expected. Samson has failed to seize the initiative multiple times in previous matches; but he gets another opportunity to impress fans and players this time around.

Countless fans expect nothing but an exciting performance from one of India’s most-promising cricketers heading to Ireland.

Yashasvi Jaiswal

Fans will be expecting to be Yashasvi take advantage of his exciting cricketing skills to decimate Irish cricketers. Jaiswal made an impressive entry into Test cricket recently, drawing admiration from several of the game’s top stars. His entry into India’s Test team has been a major boost in recent matches; breathing in new life to the Men in Blue’s chances in fast-paced formats like T20.

Other top names to watch out for as India goes on a three-game tour of Ireland are Shivam Dube, Jitesh Sharma, and Rinku Singh.

Team India Squad for the Ireland Tour of 2023

The full team list is already available to take on Ireland. See the full list of selected cricketers (including Bumrah) below:

Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan, Jasprit Bumrah (Captain), Jitesh Sharma (wk), Mukesh Kumar, Prasidh Krishna, Ravi Bishnoi; Rinku Singh, Ruturaj Gaikwad (Vice Captain), Sanju Samson (wk); Shahbaz Ahmed, Shivam Dube, Tilak Varma, Washington Sundar, Yashasvi Jaiswal.

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