Bumrah, Krishna to return to squad during India’s tour of Ireland

India’s pace spearhead, Jasprit Bumrah, is set to make a comeback to international cricket. He has been chosen to captain the three-match T20I series against Ireland. Also returning to the team is fast bowler Prasidh Krishna.

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The T20I series between India and Ireland will take place in Malahide on August 18, 20, and 23. During a two-match T20I series in June 2022, India won 2-0, although Ireland put up a tough fight.

The touring squad to Ireland includes Rinku Singh, Jitesh Sharma, Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, and Shahbaz Ahmed, with Ruturaj Gaikwad being named as the vice-captain.

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Jasprit Bumrah had been sidelined from competitive cricket since late September the previous year when he withdrew from the T20Is against South Africa due to a back injury. Subsequently, he missed both the Men’s T20 World Cup in Australia and the Asia Cup in the UAE.

Although he attempted to make a comeback for the ODI series against Sri Lanka in January, he was withdrawn on the eve of the series opener in Guwahati as a precautionary measure to build his bowling resilience after undergoing a back surgery in New Zealand.

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Bumrah has been recovering at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru since his surgery. Similarly, Prasidh Krishna was out of action since last year due to a stress fracture in his back, which also required surgery and rehabilitation at the NCA.

India squad for T20Is against Ireland

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

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