Virat Kohli, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah are likely to be rested (Image courtesy: AFP)
Virat Kohli, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah are likely to be rested (Image courtesy: AFP)

Speedsters Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah’s workload is expected to be a topic of discussion when the national selection committee headed by MSK Prasad meets this weekend to decide on the Indian squad for the Tri-Nation T20 meet in Sri Lanka next month from March 6 to 18.

Virat Kohli has also played all the matches in South Africa but his case will be slightly different from others as a decision on resting him will depend on the skipper himself.

“If Virat wants rest, he will get it. In Virat’s case, it’s he who decides on whether he would like to opt out or not. But you never know he might just want to play the T20 series as this is the last tourney of the season. Once the tournament is over, he will get a fortnight off before the Indian Premier League,” a top BCCI official told PTI on conditions of anonymity.

When the chairman of selectors Prasad was asked by PTI on this matter, he refused to comment. But it is understood that fast bowling unit’s composition will be a topic of discussion as and when the selection meeting is held.

However, Bhuvneshwar and Bumrah, who have been India’s star performers across formats, are likely to get a much-needed rest ahead of the long season that starts with the Indian Premier League.

Bhuvneshwar has bowled around 100 overs including the Test and ODI series. If he bowls his full quota in T20Is, he will end up with 112 overs under his belt.