The Indian Pacer Jasprit Bumrah had twisted his ankle during the 4th match of the Super Fours in the Asia Cup 2023.
Jasprit Bumrah’s ankle injury worries fans
India is scheduled to play against Sri Lanka on September 12, at R. Premadasa Stadium where the pacer Jasprit Bumrah suffered an ankle injury in early of the innings. The discomfort can be seen in his face as he clutched his ankle and changed his pair of shoes.
Sri Lankan bowlers Dunith Wellalage and Charith Asalanka shattered the defenses of Indian batters and dismissed them at regular intervals.
Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill opened for India and Kasun Rajitha opened the bowling attack for Sri Lanka. Dunith Wellalage dismissed Shubman Gill on the 12th over of the innings with 19 runs and sent Virat Kohli with three runs. With Rohit Sharma’s dismissal by Dunith Wellalage with 53 runs, India is down to 3 wickets for 91 runs.
Ishan Kishan and KL Rahul backed India with 33 and 39 runs respectively. But Wellalage and Asalanka were desperate to take wickets and dismissed other batters Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja with low figures. With their dismissal, India was down to 6 wickets for 172 runs.
Axar Patel tried to help India by increasing the score but the other batters could not withstand the bowling attack from Sri Lanka. Dunith Wellalage was terrific as he dismissed five wickets and he became the youngest Sri Lankan player to have a five-wicket haul in ODI games. Charith Asalanka was also impressive as he dismissed four wickets. On the final over, Theekshana dismissed Axar Pater and folded India for 213 runs.
With a target of 214, Sri Lanka started their innings where the opener Pathum Nissanka was sent out with 6 runs by Jasprit Bumrah. With Kusal Mendis’s dismissal on 15 runs by Bumrah, while Siraj scalped one wicket.
With Bumrah’s ankle injury, the fans were extremely worried as he landed awkwardly while delivering the ball. But he survived the injury and continued his spell dismissing Pathum Nissanka in his next over.
The Indian pacer has missed lots of actions since his injury and rehabilitation. He made his return to the side for the T20I series against Ireland and is expected to play a crucial role in the upcoming ICC Men’s ODI World Cup 2023.
With Sri Lanka down to 7 wickets, the pressure has been created on both sides. After this fixtures, Sri Lanka will be facing Pakistan on September 14 at R. Premadasa Stadium.