Indian fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah will not be part of the second Test match against England that will be beginning tomorrow. Bumrah has not fully recovered from a left thumb injury after he underwent surgery subsequent to fracture in his thumb during the first T20 International against Ireland in back in June.
“He (Bumrah) is bowling fit right now. But it is too early to put him into a match situation. He has bandaged plaster… yet to come out of his hand. For the second Test, he is out of contention,” Arun said during a press conference.
Bharat praised the bowlers who were part of the 31-run loss in the first Test in Birmingham. He, however, said changes will be made to the bowling line-up for the next Test, depending upon the condition of the wicket.
“Bowlers did extremely well in the last game. For the next match, we will take a call after seeing the condition and the wicket. In the first Test, the bowlers made big improvement from the first to the second innings at Edgbaston. They did a good job,” he said.
Arun also defended the underperforming batsmen, saying that conditions were tough for them at Birmingham. “Batsmen on both the sides found it difficult. Only Virat Kohli and Joe Root came in contention with the moving ball. The conditions were trying. Challenge is there to adapt. We have our plans in place (ahead of the second Test),” he said.