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India vs. Australia: It remains to be seen whether Jasprit Bumrah will play the second T20I or will be out.

Jasprit Bumrah | India vs Australia | Indian team had an embarrassing evening on Tuesday when Australia defeated them in the first T20I of the three-match series.

Despite making an essential contribution with the bat and posting a target of 209, Australia’s bowling including Pat Cummins & wicket-taker, Matthew Wade’s division failed to live up to expectations as Australia chased down the massive target with four wickets and four balls in hand.

In the second T20I, which will most likely play in Nagpur on Friday (Today), Team India will look to improve their bowling, particularly the pace attack, after conceding 150 runs in just 12 overs in the previous match.

Another thing that surprised fans was the absence of pacer Jasprit Bumrah, who was supposed to make his comeback during the match.

It will be fascinating to see if Bumrah makes a comeback and, if so, whom he replaces in the starting XI.

Why Jasprit Bumrah is not playing India vs Australia T20I?

Jasprit Bumrah has been recovering from a back injury for the past two months & was thus unable to compete in the Asia Cup.

However, he was named to the squad for the ongoing series against Aaron Finch’s Australia, raising hopes that he has fully recovered.

Jasprit Bumrah, on the other hand, sat out the first T20I against the visitors in Mohali on Tuesday.

The team management decided not to rush the pacer into action after his lengthy injury layoff.

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However, he will be back in the XI for the second game as India looks to bounce back after losing the series’ first game.

Jasprit Bumrah getting ready for the 2nd T20I India vs. Australia in Nagpur

The team management was reluctant to rush him, so he was unavailable for the Mohali game.

However, he has been bowling full blast at the nets and is ready for action.

In the second match in Nagpur, may Bumrah is expected to replace Umesh Yadav in the playing XI.

In one of the interactions, all-rounder Hardik Pandya, who hit a swashbuckling 71* in the first T20I, spoke about Bumrah’s importance to the team.

Hardik Pandya reiterated his confidence in the squad, claiming that these are the “best 15 people you have in the country, and that is why they are in the squad.”

“Jasprit’s absence makes a significant difference.

However, even if he is not present, he is recovering from an injury; he must have enough time to recover.

Perhaps he should not put pressure on himself in whatever game he returns to play,”

the Gujarat Titans (GT) captain added.

The Rohit Sharma-led side will be edging closer to a comeback as they form and follow their early exit from the Asia Cup.

Bumrah’s return is eagerly awaited, as the current crop of bowlers has recently struggled with death.

India vs Australia | Here is our prediction for the Indian team starting XI against Australia in the first T20I:

KL Rahul: The right-handed batter, who had previously struggled to find his rhythm, stunned everyone. His 55-run knockoff 35 balls amazed everyone.

Rohit Sharma: The captain has been batting well. Despite only scoring 11 runs in the previous conflict, he has a lot of potential for big numbers.

Virat Kohli: After smashing his long-awaited 71st century against Afghanistan in the Asia Cup, the star batter failed in the final match and will only bat for two runs.

Despite this, Virat is one of the most lethal batters in the lineup.

Suryakumar Yadav: Suryakumar proved once more that he is a dependable batter for Team India, smashing 46 off 25 balls in the first T20I.

The batter will look to continue his excellent form in the upcoming games.

Dinesh Karthik: The wicketkeeper-batter prefers over Rishabh Pant in the first T20I, but he failed to live up to expectations, scoring only six runs.

It will be absorbing to see if he makes the playing XI for the second T20I.

Hardik Pandya: With his knock of 71 runs off 30 balls, the all-rounder completely changed the game’s momentum.

However, he could not impress with the ball, conceding 22 runs in two overs.

Hardik will look to improve his bowling in the second T20I.

Axar Patel has to get selected over Ravichandran Ashwin, and he fully justified his selection.

Axar bowled an impressive 3/17 over 4.0 overs.

But, simultaneously, the rest of the bowling attack leaked runs.

Ravichandran Ashwin: The right-arm off-spinner is a replacement for Axar Patel in the previous match, but he may play in the second T20I instead of the ineffective Yuzvendra Chahal.

Harshal Patel: The right-arm pacer made a forgettable return to the national squad, being thrashed by the Australian batters and conceding 49 runs in 4.0 overs.

However, he should have more options in the run-up to the World Cup.

Jasprit Bumrah: Bumrah will likely make his comeback and replace Bhuvneshwar Kumar or Umesh Yadav in the playing XI.

Despite conceding 52 runs, in his four-over spell and going wicketless in the first T20I.

Umesh Yadav: Umesh Yadav was costly in his first over at Mohali, but he returned strongly to take two wickets.

Umesh Yadav was selected over Deepak Chahar