Asia Cup 2023: Jasprit Bumrah returns to India

On Sunday, Indian fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah had to fly back home for personal reasons, and as a result, he will not be available for the team’s group match against Nepal in the Asia Cup, according to a source cited by AFP.

The final Group A fixture in Pallekele on Monday is currently under the threat of rain. This match will determine the second team, alongside Pakistan, to advance to the Super Four Stage of the 50-over tournament.

India’s opening match against their arch-rivals Pakistan on Saturday was abandoned after only one innings due to rain. The ongoing threat of rain poses a challenge to the tournament, which is considered a preparation for the upcoming World Cup in India.

Even if Monday’s match is affected by rain, India will still progress to the next stage as they shared points with Pakistan, who defeated Nepal in the tournament’s opening match.

Jasprit Bumrah, who recently returned to the team after a lengthy injury lay-off and contributed 16 runs with the bat in India’s total of 266 all out, is expected to rejoin the team for the next match.

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