Mumbai: India’s batting coach Vikram Rathour said that a final call on pacer Jasprit Bumrah’s participation in the fourth Test against Australia in Brisbane will be taken before the match on Friday.
Bumrah had suffered an abdominal strain during the third Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Apart from Bumrah, India has already lost the services of batsman Hanuma Vihari and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, who were part of the playing XI in Sydney.
Batting coach Vikram Rathour said, “The medical team is working with Bumrah. We will have to wait till tomorrow morning. 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 said.
Despite all these injury concerns, the batting coach of the Indian team was confident about the mental strength and ‘toughness’ of the Indian team.
“Preparation brings toughness. The boys have been working hard, they are very confident 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. He has shown character to come back on this tour. I do not believe in speed 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,” said the batting coach.