India’s batting Coach Vikram Rathour said that the fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah is being assessed by the medical team & then the final decision on his participation in the fourth test match will be taken on the morning of the fourth test.
“The medical team is working with Bumrah, we have to see tomorrow morning whether he is fit to play the fourth Test or not. If he can play, he will play, if he cannot, then he won’t,” said Rathour. It was reported by media that Bumrah had been ruled out of the fourth test match due to an abdominal strain which added to the long list of injured players in the team. However, Rathour said that the injuries in the team are still being monitored & a final call on the playing XI will be taken on the Morning of the Test.
“The injuries are still being monitored. Our medical staff is looking into it, I would not be in a position to comment on this right now,” said Rathour.
“We would like to give them as much time as possible. It will be tomorrow morning that you will know which eleven takes the field,” he added.
India’s injury list has grown longer since the Test series began with all of Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, KL Rahul and Ravindra Jadeja ruled out of the series at different stages. Besides Bumrah, Ravichandran Ashwin and Hanuma Vihari, who were the heroes of India’s great draw at Sydney Test also have injury concerns.
Ashwin is dealing with a back spasm while Vihari has batted with a hamstring injury on Day 5 in Sydney test. However, Rathour has backed the Indian player’s strength & expressed full confidence that India would be able to finalize their best XI in decider test on the grounds of Brisbane.
“As far as I am concerned, we have the ability (to succeed), with or without injuries. The eleven that will play would be the best eleven that India could put on the ground,” said Rathour.
“All of them deserve to be there. If they play to their potential, I cannot see any reason why we cannot do well,” he added.