Jasprit Bumrah not playing weakens Indian bowling. Bumrah is out due to injury. Bumrah’s absence is a relief for the opposing batsmen. With this, Bhuvneshwar Kumar will be India’s only experienced bowler. Arshdeep Singh and Josht Khan are the other young bowlers who will play for India.
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Healthy competition between players can affect Indian bowling. Apart from Jasprit Bumrah, Harshal Patel is also not playing for India. Harshal was replaced by Josh Khan. The Asia Cup will be crucial for the star. If he doesn’t shine in the Asia Cup, there may be pressure on Atush Khan to get out. If this affects the game, India will suffer.
The presence of Babar Azam in the Pakistan line-up will be a big challenge for the Indian bowling. India is unable to field a quality bowler against Assam who can handle both spin and pace. The injury to Bumrah and Harshal will be crucial for the team in the game against Pakistan. The challenge for the bowlers will be to defeat Azam and Mohammad Rizwan.
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India and Pakistan will face each other on August 28. Both the teams are likely to meet in the final. Although India’s batting is strong, there is concern that weakness in bowling will give Pakistan the upper hand. The Asia Cup is also India’s preparation for the T20 World Cup. Except for one or two changes during the World Cup, other players may not be moved from the current squad.
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