Dravid and Laxman are expected to miss the Ireland T20Is as part of Team India's probable support crew, according to Jasprit Bumrah.

Jasprit Bumrah is prepared to rejoin Team India after a break of over a year. The series against Ireland will be his first appearance since September 2022. This T20I series will be India's final match in the shortest format before the team's attention returns to the One Day Internationals (ODIs), as the team's forthcoming preparations for the World Cup will centre on the upcoming Asia Cup later this month.The Indian team is scheduled to leave for Dublin on August 15 to play in the Ireland series, according to Cricbuzz. VVS Laxman, the leader of the coaching staff, won't be travelling with them, though. The team is attempting to build a comeback in the five-T20I series against West Indies, therefore Rahul Dravid and his coaching staff are now in the US. Laxman was anticipated to take over as the head coach for the Ireland series as a result. Sitanshu Kotak and Sairaj Bahutule, who both presently work for the NCA, will reportedly be a part of the support crew for the series, according to a new report.For the second time in his career, India's captain will be Jasprit Bumrah. He had already assumed leadership during the fifth Test against England that had been delayed for July 2022. But his bowling skills are also in the spotlight, not just his role as captain. The importance of Bumrah comes from the fact that he will be crucial to India's hopes of winning the upcoming ODI World Cup, which will be held on home soil later this year.His speedy return gives the Indian team management a huge boost, since they are already dealing with serious injury issues with their middle-order batting combo of KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer.

Bumrah withdrew from the 2022 Asia Cup last year after claiming to have a back problem. After making a successful comeback in September during a T20I series against Australia, Bumrah experienced a second setback because of a reportedly stressful response in his lower back, which forced him to drop out of the project.

Unfortunately, he was unable to participate in the 2022 T20 World Cup as a result. Despite being selected for the team to play Sri Lanka in an ODI series in January of this year, he had to withdraw once more because of back trouble. In the wake of this, he was disqualified from the WTC championship, the 2023 Indian Premier League, and the four-match home Test series against Australia against Australia.

Aug 12, 2023 4:40 AM