Bumrah did not feature in the opening T20I against Australia as management decided to give the point guard some extra time as he was returning after recovering from a back injury.
The Indian pacemaker has been out of action since the England tour ended and also skipped the Asian Cup due to injury.
“Actually, I’m not aware of such communication, it’s not my department, you shouldn’t ask me about it (laughs), it’s up to the physios and the team management respond.
“But in the team, the environment is good and everyone is fit and ready for the second T20I,” Suryakumar told a virtual press conference when asked about Bumrah’s fitness and also the place of ‘Umesh Yadav in the scheme of things.
When probed further on Bumrah, Suryakumar said, “Absolutely he is ready, nothing to worry about.”
India without Bumrah performed poorly as they failed to defend 208 in the series opener with the leaders making 150 runs.
However, Suryakumar came out in defense of the bowlers.
“Actually, after the last game, we didn’t have a discussion but as you saw last day, the game went on for a long time and there was also dew, and you have to give them credit too. , they kept attacking, we try our best,” he said.
In his return match, Harshal Patel conceded 49 runs without a wicket, including an 18th of 22 runs.
When asked if Harshal’s variations become predictable, Suryakumar replied, “He’s very deceptive. I don’t hit much in clean sessions, but as much as I’ve played him and also Bhuvi (Bhuvneshwar) bhai is also difficult to decipher…
“But Harshal’s slower balls and his different variations are really deceptive and he’s just come out of injury so that benefit of the doubt should be allowed.”
At bat, India’s aggressive approach paid off as KL RahulHardik Pandya and Suryakumar Yadav led the team past the 200 mark after top hitters Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli were fired early.
“Assessing the pitch is very important. Everyone plays their part, they know their responsibility, what they have to do in different situations.
“The openers know their role very well and then it comes down to the middle order how we have to set up the game of what they have to do, and it’s been set up well by the finishers, it’s all going very well and we will seek to do so again and again,” he said.
When asked if he was given a special role to attack spinners in the middle order, Suryakumar joked, “I’ve also hit two sixes against fast bowlers, so I should get some credit. for that, what to say?”
“I’m very flexible, no particular role. In fact, I plan myself for every situation. I’m flexible to hit anywhere, whatever number I’m asked to hit, I know I just have to do my part and I’m happy to do it.”
Suryakumar had scored a 46 from 25, which was peppered with two fours and four sixes, in the opener.
India skipper Rohit Sharma was quite lively at Mohali, and on one occasion he was seen catching wicket keeper Dinesh Karthik after the India skipper went with his instincts for a DRS call, which saw Glenn Maxwell return to the hut in the 12th plus.
Asked about the situation, Suryakumar said: “On the pitch, there’s a lot of pressure, so it’s important to have a little laugh to lighten the situation, but the focus is always on the game.
“In DRS what happens is that sometimes the sound from an edge doesn’t reach the back and Rohit and Dinesh know each other very well, they’ve been playing for so long, so they indulge in banter .”
Karthik wasn’t quite convinced as he couldn’t hear anything, but eventually the DRS showed that Umesh Yadav had caused a nice gash on Maxwell’s bat.