Bumrah is fit for second t20: Suryakumar Yadav

Staff Reporter

Fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah is fully fit and ready to play the second T20 International against Australia, Suryakumar Yadav confirmed on Thursday.

"Everyone is fit and ready to play, including Jasprit Bumrah," Yadav said in the pre-match press conference. India will face Australia in Nagpur for the second T20 on Friday.

India’s death bowling in the first T20I against Australia in Mohali wasn’t up to the mark. With no Jasprit Bumrah, India’s frailties with the ball were laid bare as Australia shot down the 209-run target.

When Harshal Patel came to bowl the 18th over, Australia needed 40 runs from three overs. The pair of Matthew Wade and Tim David took 22 runs off Harshal’s last over, which shifted the match in the visitors’ favour.

Harshal looked jaded in his comeback game and conceded 49 runs in his four overs.

Australia needed 40 runs from three overs when Harshal Patel came to bowl the 18th over. Tim David and Matthew Wade scored 22 runs off of Harshal's final over, tipping the balance of the game in the visitors' favour. In his comeback game, Harshal appeared jaded and gave up 49 runs in his four overs. Suryakumar Yadav stated, "Cut him some slack, he is coming back after the injury." "Thoda injury se aaya hai, itna toh benefit banta hai."

"It is difficult to read Harshal’s slower ball and variations. Whatever I have faced him in the nets, I can assure you guys that he is not predictable at all. He is very deceptive. He has been working really hard on his bowling," he said.

After the loss in the opening game, all-rounder Hardik Pandya said that the team management didn’t want to rush Jasprit Bumrah back after the injury.

India's aggressive strategy paid off in the first game of the series as they scored a total of 208 for 6, despite the fact that the top two batters Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli were out early. Suryakumar Yadav, who blazed a 25-ball 46 on Tuesday, said: "Everyone is playing their job; they know their responsibility and what they want to do in the different scenarios."

"Openers know their role very well. Then it comes to the middle order of how we set up the game, and it was finished really well by the finishers. Everything went according to the plan, and we will try to do the same thing again and again in the future," he added.

Suryakumar Yadav says he is happy to bat at No.4 and maintained that he is very flexible and is ready to bat anywhere. "I am very flexible. I actually plan for every situation. I am really flexible to bat anywhere. There is no such plan, but the preparation has been really good," he said.

"Opening batters are quite knowledgeable about their position. The middle order sets up the game, and the finishers did a great job of finishing it. Everything went as planned, and we will attempt to repeat the same action in the future " he added. Suryakumar Yadav claims he is content to bat at No. 4 and that he is extremely adaptable and willing to bat anywhere. "I'm incredibly flexible. In fact, I prepare for any eventuality. I can actually bat almost everywhere. Although there is no such plan, the preparation has been excellent " he added.

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