India vs New Zealand 2016: Jasprit Bumrah bowls in nets ahead of Vizag ODI after returning to fitness

PTI, Oct, 28 2016

Visakhapatnam: A fit-again pacer Jasprit Bumrah, who missed the last ODI in Ranchi, bowled with vigour as eight Indian players turned up for the optional practice session on the eve of the series-deciding fifth and final game against New Zealand in Visakhapatnam on Saturday.

The main focus at the Dr YSR ACA-VDCA Stadium practice arena was India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who was seen taking tennis ball throw downs, to get used to the bounce of the pitch.

Jasprit Bumrah. AP

Jasprit Bumrah. AP

After that Dhoni faced the conventional white ball and practised his trademark shots in a lengthy session at the nets.

The weather remained bright and sunny, clearing any apprehension of a downpour due to cyclone Kyant, which has subsided.

Head coach Anil Kumble engaged in a long one-on-one session with Kedar Jadhav, who has stunned many with his exploits, picking up six wickets from four matches.

The series poised at 2-2, India's other top-order batsmen -- Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane and Virat Kohli -- stayed away from the nets.

Included in place of Bumrah in the last One-day International, Dhawal Kulkarni bowled full and lacked control in Ranchi, conceding 8.42 runs per over for his 1/57 as New Zealand got off to a splendid start.

With Bumrah looking fit, he may be brought back into the playing XI on Saturday.

Published Date: Oct 28, 2016 | Updated Date: Oct 28, 2016

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4493 125
2 South Africa 3395 110
3 England 4097 105
4 Australia 3087 100
5 New Zealand 3114 97
Rank Team Points Rating
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2 Australia 5505 117
3 India 4579 114
4 England 5645 113
5 New Zealand 5123 111
Rank Team Points Rating
1 New Zealand 1625 125
2 England 1962 123
3 Pakistan 2417 121
4 West Indies 2222 117
5 India 2183 115