The Indian team recently lost the five-match T20 series against the West Indies 2-3. Hardik Pandya was the captain of the team in this series and the team had more than one strong player playing. But a young team will field against Ireland, led by Bumrah, for whom the series is a fitness test. He will return after about 11 months. Apart from him, Arsdeep Singh, popular Krishna and Avesh Khan are present in this squad as fast bowlers. Not only this, apart from these four, the fifth fast bowler is also a part of the squad who made his debut in all three formats on the tour of West Indies and played a total of 9 matches.
We are talking about fast bowler Mukesh Kumar from Bihar. He made his debut in the second Test on the tour of West Indies and began his international career. After that, he made his debut here as well, playing all three matches of the ODI series. Then Mukesh also made his debut in the T20 series and played all five matches. But Hardik Pandya was seen faltering as his use in the T20 series. He did not bowl the early or middle overs and was coming to bowl straight in the death overs. Whereas in ODIs it was different and Mukesh appeared with the new ball.
The entire series will be cut on the bench!
Now Jasprit Bumrah playing the iconic Krishna in the Ireland series can be considered as a sure thing. Both these players have made a comeback and the board wants to test them before the Asia Cup and the World Cup. Arsdeep Singh is a left-arm bowler and will probably play in all situations. After that, the responsibility of spin will be in the hands of Washington Sundar and Ravi Bishnoi. Mukesh’s place is not visible in this situation. If the popular Krishna makes his T20 International debut special and Arsdeep stays in his rhythm, Mukesh Kumar’s entire Ireland series could be spent on the bench.
How was Mukesh Kumar’s performance?
Mukesh made his Test debut on the tour of West Indies and took a total of two wickets in one match. However, due to the match being drawn, he did not get a chance to bowl much in the second innings. His performance impressed the coach and captain and earned him an ODI cap. In three matches here, he gave runs with a best economy of 4.6 and also took four wickets in total. The T20 series has not been special for him, perhaps because his role was not decided. In five T20 matches, Mukesh gave runs at an economy rate of 8.81 and took just three wickets. His performance was good but now he may have to sit on the bench due to the team combination after the return of Bumrah and Hashmar.
Team India squad for Ireland series
Jasprit Bumrah (captain), Rituraj Gaikwad (vice-captain), Yashvi Jaiswal, Tilak Verma, Rinku Singh, Sanju Samson (wicketkeeper), Jitesh Sharma (wicketkeeper), Shivam Dubey, Washington Sundar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Ravi Bishnoi. , the popular Krishna, Arsdeep Singh, Mukesh Kumar and Avesh Khan.
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