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Arjuna Award: BCCI Recommends These 4 Cricketers For Prestigious Sporting Honour

Written By Digital Desk | Mumbai | Published:

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  • The BCCI on Saturday recommended India pacers Mohammad Shami and Jasprit Bumrah, all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja and women's team player Poonam Yadav for the Arjuna award
  • The decision was taken during the Supreme Court-appointed CoA meeting in the capital

The BCCI on Saturday recommended India pacers Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah, all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja and women's team player Poonam Yadav for the Arjuna award.

The decision was taken during the Supreme Court-appointed CoA meeting in the capital.

The 25-year-old Bumrah, who is currently playing in the IPL for Mumbai Indians, is a regular across all three formats for India. He will be spearheading India's campaign in the upcoming World Cup in the UK.

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Pacer Shami has been a crucial cog in the Indian bowling set-up while all-rounder Jadeja has also made a comeback in the limited overs team and has been named in the 15-member squad for the World Cup in England and Wales.

The 27-year-old leg-spinner, Poonam, is the fourth name to be nominated. She has picked up 63 wickets from 41 ODIs and 74 wickets from 54 T20 games.

Bumrah has had a good IPL so far where he has managed to take 13 wickets in 11 games at an economy of 6.19 with best bowling figures of 3/20. The 25-year old speedster has been India's X-factor in limited overs cricket since a few years. He has also established himself in Test Cricket after an outstanding debut in South Africa. He also had a memorable tour of England and Australia. 

Ravindra Jadeja, who was only playing Test Cricket since ICC Champions Trophy 2017, made his return to ODI Cricket after a 15-month gap in the Asia Cup last year. Since then, he has been putting up some good performances which helped him in consolidating his World Cup spot.

Mohammed Shami has also made an impact by bowling some tight overs and picking up wickets at crucial junctures. The 29-year old speedster is currently representing Kings XI Punjab in IPL where he has taken 14 wickets in 11 matches at an economy of 9.11 with good bowling figures of 3/21.

Poonam Yadav has been an important spinner for the Indian Women's Cricket Team and has played a key role in providing breakthroughs during crucial junctures of the game.

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(With inputs from PTI)

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