IND vs AUS LIVE: Selectors send STRANGE message with Umesh Yadav’s RETURN to T20Is after three years, Check WHY?

IND vs AUS LIVE: India vs Australia 1st T20I LIVE – As India begins their marathon series before the ICC T20 World Cup,…

IND vs AUS LIVE: Selectors send STRANGE message with Umesh Yadav's RETURN to T20Is after three years, Check WHY?
IND vs AUS LIVE: Selectors send STRANGE message with Umesh Yadav's RETURN to T20Is after three years, Check WHY?

IND vs AUS LIVE: India vs Australia 1st T20I LIVE – As India begins their marathon series before the ICC T20 World Cup, India’s team selection committee decides to play musical chair at this crucial juncture. In the first T20I against Australia, Rohit Sharma and Co decided to go for Umesh Yadav while speedster Jasprit Bumrah sits out despite being subbed ‘FIT’. Umesh Yadav’s inclusion has baffled everyone as the veteran pacer is not in the T20 World Cup squad. Follow IND vs AUS 1st T20 LIVE Updates with InsideSport.IN. 

IND vs AUS LIVE: Selectors send STRANGE message with Umesh Yadav’s RETURN to T20Is after three years, Check WHY?

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IND vs AUS LIVE: Selectors send STRANGE message with Umesh Yadav's RETURN to T20Is after three years, Check WHY?
IND vs AUS LIVE: Selectors send STRANGE message with Umesh Yadav’s RETURN to T20Is after three years, Check WHY?

Jasprit Bumrah who is returning from his injury has been eased off while Umesh Yadav replaces him. With the team preparing for the upcoming T20 World Cup scheduled to take place next month in Australia, this is the perfect time for the Men in Blue to ace their playing XI. However, despite being cleared ‘FIT’ by the medical team, Bumrah sits out for the match.

Umesh Yadav, who potentially has no future in the Indian Team in the shortest format of the game marks his return to T20 after a span of 3 years. He was brought into the squad after Mohammed Shami contracted Covid and was ruled out for the tournament. Now with the team gearing up and making final preparations for T20 World Cup, Umesh Yadav’s inclusion in the Playing XI makes no sense.

Now on the other hand the inclusion of Umesh raises yet another question. The pacer trio of Shami, Bumrah, and Chahar are not playing the game. Does this mean that they are not fit enough for the T20 World Cup?

IND vs AUS LIVE: Selectors send STRANGE message with Umesh Yadav’s RETURN to T20Is after three years, Check WHY?

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IND vs AUS LIVE: Selectors send STRANGE message with Umesh Yadav's RETURN to T20Is after three years, Check WHY?
IND vs AUS LIVE: Selectors send STRANGE message with Umesh Yadav’s RETURN to T20Is after three years, Check WHY?

Mohammed Shami last played a T20I game in the 2021 T20 World Cup and hasn’t featured for the Men in Blue for over a year in the shortest format of the game. He had a relatively decent spell in IPL 2022.

Deepak Chahar was ruled out for the entirety of IPL with an injury. While recovering he underwent a further injury and thus his rehab was subsequently delayed. He made a comeback in the ODI series against Zimbabwe where he got a handful of spells and missed out on the Asia Cup tournament.

Jasprit Bumrah was injured after the England tour but made a fast recovery for the T20 World Cup. The star pacer was declared fit but missed out on an opportunity to feature in the India vs Australia 1st T20I. These raise serious questions about the fitness of India’s pace unit ahead of the World Cup.

IND vs AUS LIVE: Selectors send STRANGE message with Umesh Yadav’s RETURN to T20Is after three years, Check WHY?

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