Rahul Dravid is overjoyed with his star pacer’s comeback ahead of the World Cup.

India head coach Rahul Dravid expressed optimism about the team’s preparations, particularly Jasprit Bumrah’s return, for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023.

After a long wait, India will travel to Sri Lanka for the Asia Cup 2023 with a nearly full-strength squad. They have been plagued by injuries recently, which has hampered their preparation for the World Cup, but the majority of the key players have recovered in time for the tournament.

KL Rahul’s recovery will be delayed by a week, but India is relieved to see Shreyas Iyer, Jasprit Bumrah, and Prasidh Krishna return to ODI cricket after a long absence. Following their injury comebacks, Bumrah and Krishna put in strong performances in the Ireland T20I series.

Rahul Dravid expressed his joy at the return of the entire squad, but added that Bumrah’s reintegration would be carefully managed.

“Yeah, so it’s great to have them back and see them bowling well,” Dravid said. “We’ve missed Jasprit a lot over the last two years.” He hasn’t played many games, I must say. But it’s good to have him back, and we’ll ease him back in gradually.

“It was nice for him to get those four overs, like on the Ireland tour, for both of them to ease in with some four overs of bowling.”

“And then we have the Asia Cup to build that up and pick that up, and we have a whole month now to build that up before the World Cup.”

“So, yes, it does give us more options in terms of pace-bowling.” It allows us to have more resources, especially in a long tournament like the World Cup.”

The Asia Cup arrives just in time for India to prepare for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup in October.

The World Cup will bring the added pressure of performing well in front of a home crowd, given that the host nation has won the previous three editions of the 50-over tournament, including India in 2011.

Dravid exuded confidence in his team’s readiness during his first stint as head coach at the senior men’s World Cup, and he anticipates a closely fought tournament.

“Yeah, there’s going to be a certain amount of pre

“I believe we’ve prepared, that we’re preparing very well, that we’re building up very nicely.” It’s all coming together nicely, hopefully, with some of the guys returning from injury just in time for us, and hopefully, we can give them a few games and set it up really well.ssure associated with it, which is most welcome and, I think, we all expect,” Dravid said. “But it’s also nice to be able to play in front of your own house.”

“This tournament is going to have some really good teams.” I believe that the concept of home advantage, particularly in the subcontinent, has been greatly diminished in the last 10-12 years as a result of the large number of people who come to play in tournaments such as the IPL.

“We’re excited, and we’re confident.” As a coach, I’m looking forward to it. “I, too, am looking forward to it.”

The World Cup kicks off on October 5 with a rematch of the 2019 Final, with defending champions England taking on New Zealand. India’s campaign kicks off on October 8 in Chennai against Australia, followed by a highly anticipated match against Pakistan on October 14 in Ahmedabad.