Bumrah back in Indian squad for Ireland T20 series

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Fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah has bounced back from his back injury and was selected to lead India’s squad for the three-match T20I series against Ireland, India’s cricket board said Monday.

Bumrah, 29, has been out of action since September and had surgery in New Zealand in March.

The skipper’s clean bill of health paves the way for him to play in the ODI World Cup in India in October.

The three ODIs will start on 18 August at Malahide, Dublin, with the following matches on 20 and 23 August at the same ground.

India will then be next in action at the Asia Cup, to be jointly hosted by Pakistan and Sri Lanka from 30 August to 17 September.

These will be their last assignments before India host the marquee ODI World Cup from 5 October.

On Saturday, the West Indies won a series-levelling six-wicket victory over India in the second One-Day International of a three-match series in Barbados.

India’s ODI squad: Jasprit Bumrah (capt), Ruturaj Gaikwad, 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, Avesh Khan.