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Bumrah meets Dravid, gearing up for test

Jasprit Bumrah along with Karun Nair meets Rahul Dravid

Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah has been kept out of the ongoing limited-overs series against West Indies. He will soon fly to the Caribbean island to join the Indian squad for Test matches against West Indies.

Bumrah gearing up

Bumrah took 18 wickets in nine World Cup matches with the best being 4/55. He maintained an average of 20.61 and economy rate of 4.41 and ended as one of the top performers in World Cup 2019. Bumrah has received the 2019 Youth Icon award at the ‘Forbes India 30 Under 30’ on August 2. This certainly gives an idea of his effectiveness and popularity.

The intention of the Board was to provide Bumrah with enough rest after his hectic IPL and World Cup schedule. For workload management this is important. The bowler is taking ample rest and also gearing up for the longer format of the game. He will be featured in test series against West Indies from August 22 to September 4. Meanwhile, Bumrah took to social media and shared a picture with Rahul Dravid, the National Cricket Academy head and Karun Nair. He wrote, “So great to meet Rahul sir, what an honour to spend some time with you”.

Happy being rested

Bumrah recently shared about his journey with Network18 and said that it feels good to be appreciated by all in the country. Bumrah, who has become the go-to man for Indian captain Virat Kohli no wonder is being treated as a national asset by the Board. His ability to deliver the best at any point makes him the perfect leader of the bowling unit. But the humble Bumrah is just happy to be able to get this much-needed rest. “I don’t know about being a national asset but it has been a long season with the IPL and World Cup and it was good to get a two-week break before I join the squad for the Test series,” Bumrah said.

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