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Vikram Rathour: Final call on Bumrah’s availability will be taken on match day

Indian batting coach Vikram Rathour has said that Jasprit Bumrah’s availability is still speculated and the final call will be taken on the morning of the Brisbane Test.

He said that the team of medical staff will be monitoring Jasprit Bumrah and they will make an official announcement on team line-up and Bumrah’s participation tomorrow itself.

“Medical team is working with Bumrah. We’ll have to wait till tomorrow morning to see how he pulls up. If he can play great and if he can’t we’ll deal with it,” batting coach Vikram Rathour said in the pre-match press conference on Thursday.

“There’s still a lot of injury concerns, they’re still being monitored. All these questions can be answered only tomorrow morning,” Rathour added.

Rathour has praised team India’s mental toughness in the tour but he said he believes none of the team has the momentum till now in the series.

“Toughness comes from the preparation. The boys have been working hard, they have a lot of belief in their abilities. Even after the Sydney Test, the coaching staff kept telling the players to keep preparing.”

“They’ve shown character to come back in this tour. I don’t believe in momentum. After 36 all out, to come back and win the next game – that tells about momentum. We’ll put up the best 11 on the ground, all of them deserve to be there. We are backing our processes and players. If we play to potential, we’ll do well,” Rathour further said.

The Indian team has made an official announcement that stated six players are now out of the tournament including Bumrah as well. If Bumrah will not play the next Test match then all three pacers who will be participating are inexperienced. The Indian team is likely to go with Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, and T Natarajan in the absence of Jasprit Bumrah.

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