India's pace spearhead jasprit bumrah is expected to be the bcci nomination for the prestigious arjuna Award this year after missing out on seniority to ravindra jadeja in 2019. The bcci office-bearers are expected to zero in on nominations for the men's and women's categories later this month but the gujarat pacer's stupendous performance in the last four years makes him the most worthy candidate.
If bcci decides to send multiple names in the men's category, senior opener shikhar dhawan could also be preferred as he missed out in 2018 despite the Board sending his nomination. A bcci source told "Last year, we had sent three names in men's section bumrah, ravindra jadeja and Mohammed Shami". bumrah lost out as he had completed only two years in international cricket while the criteria of selection requires performance of at least three years at the highest level.
Sources added "That's why bumrah, who completed three years of international cricket last year, missed out to Jadeja, who is senior as well as a consistent performer for many years". The 26 year old has 68 wickets from 14 Tests, 104 wickets from 64 ODIs and 59 wickets from 50 T20Is, making for a phenomenal four years in india colours.It is highly unlikely that bcci will send Mohammed Shami's name this time around as the police case filed against him by his estranged wife alleging domestic violence and adultery means that he won't be eligible. In case of dhawan, his seniority is a factor as all his contemporaries (Virat kohli, Ravichandran Ashwin, rohit sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Cheteshwar Pujara and Jadeja) have got the award.