Jasprit Bumrah and Ashish Nehra    AFP
Jasprit Bumrah and Ashish Nehra AFP

Ashish Nehra returns to the Indian squad. The last time he donned the international jersey was against England in a 3-T20I series.

Injuries have been keeping Nehra away from what he loves the most, and he himself has admitted the very fact in an interview with ESPNcricinfo. After the England series, Nehra participated in only six matches, that is, during IPL 10. However, the budding pacers in the squad are pleased to have the veteran in the side. Jasprit Bumrah is excited to play alongside Nehra in the T20I series against Australia.

Addressing the reporters ahead of the first T20I, Bumrah recollected his playing days with Nehra, He’s a very experienced player. I’ve played some cricket with him. I’ve played in World Twenty20 with him. It’s really good to have him in the side… It’s lot of fun. He has loads of experience to share. He’s very helpful for youngsters like me. The team’s atmosphere becomes good when he comes to the side. It feels great to have him back in the side.

Although the tracks during the ODIs were batsman-friendly, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Bumrah performed brilliantly to keep the Australians at bay.

Bumrah also explained how they have dished out strategies ahead of the games, We just want to improve ourselves every time, we keep asking questions to each other. We keep learning from the senior players on what else we can do and how to improve, how to adapt to different conditions and the wickets. The focus is on training. We don’t focus on results. We want to get better every game.

The fake-fielding laws have also been doing rounds. Queensland s Marnus Labuschagne was the first victim when he fooled a fielder during the JLT tournament. On Friday, Sanjay Manjrekar believes that MS Dhoni could also be part of the new law and fall in trouble for the same. Bumrah, however, decided to not to comment on the whole incident, I have not thought about it much. We do as we are said to do. We don’t think too much on rules. We will see what is going to happen when the rule is changed.