India will really need Bumrah in the WC: Dilhara Fernando. I’m not sure about Bumrah’s injury status, but he’ll be a key role for India at the World Cup, according to Dilhara Fernando.
Due to a back ailment, India’s Jasprit Bumrah has not played competitive cricket since September 2022. Although he is now in rehab, he would most likely miss India’s future international assignments, including the World Test Championship (WTC) final and the ODI World Cup. Incidentally, he has also been ruled out of the next Indian Premier League (IPL).
Former Sri Lanka bowler Dilhara Fernando told TimesofIndia.com in an exclusive interview that India and Rohit Sharma will badly need Bumrah’s services. He called the 29-year-old pacer a game-changer. In addition, the Sri Lankan believes he may be a vital contributor for the hosts in the 50-over World Cup.
“Bumrah is simply incredible. Bumrah has played a significant influence in India’s performance during the previous five years. He has done an excellent job of guiding the pace assault. He has the potential to transform the game. I am unsure of his injury status, but he will be an important player for India at the World Cup. Rohit will require him during the World Cup. India and Rohit would rely heavily on him throughout the World Cup “According to Fernando, TimesofIndia.com.
“Under Indian settings, bumrah is on another level. He is the opposition’s worst fear. India’s speed attack appears to be effective, and the country is a strong challenger at the World Cup “He went on to say.
Bumrah will be key for India as well as for Rohit: Dilhara Fernando
The Sri Lankan batsman feels Bumrah and Rohit have a particular relationship on the pitch since they play for the Mumbai Indians together (MI). The IPL, according to the 43-year-old, had a significant influence in Bumrah’s career development. He did, however, believe that the pacer would be crucial for Team India and the captain.
“Bumrah and Rohit are great friends, and Rohit really wants Bumrah to succeed in the World Cup. The IPL and the Mumbai Indians have had a significant impact on Bumrah’s career. Rohit and Bumrah get along well, especially under difficult situations. Bumrah will be critical for India and Rohit “According to Fernando.