While Ravichandran Ashwin has done decently in his two outings against Australia, the team management is still bullish about the fitness of Axar, the left-arm spin bowling all-rounder.
India's two premier players in the 50-over format could make a return when India take on Pakistan in the Super Four stage on Sunday.
The speedster left for Mumbai amid the ongoing Asia Cup due to personal reasons.
Unfortunately, the match never resumed with Bumrah making his ODI return but not bowling a single ball.
The Gujarat slinger was mostly bowling at 80 to 85 mph but it is expected that he will go full burst as he plays more and more games.
Arshdeep started quietly in the powerplay even as he tried to swing the ball back, hitting the hard lengths, but Prasidh did not take time to make an impact on his debut.
He stitched a seventh wicket 57-run partnership with Curtis Campher (39) as Ireland reeled off 54 runs in the last five overs, losing just one wicket.
Making a comeback, the pacer aims to enjoy the game and not have unrealistic goals
The 29-year-old Bumrah is coming back after undergoing surgery to treat the lower-back stress fractures he had suffered during a home series against Australia ahead of the T20 World Cup, last year.
From what little which was visible in the video shared by BCCI, the pacer was running in with full intensity, making the batters dance to his tunes at the crease.
McGrath feels that the long lay-off will have helped Bumrah as he believes rehabilitating fast bowlers need a longer comeback period to regain strength back in their bodies.
Bumrah took nearly a year to recover from a lower back stress fracture, and his last appearance for India was in September 2022 in a T20I against Australia in Hyderabad.
Bumrah will mark his return in the T20I series against Ireland starting on 18 August in Dublin.
Ever since he was ruled out of the 2022 Asia Cup, Bumrah's back injury and his return have been the 0ne of the hottest topics in Indian cricket.
Bumrah is currently doing extensive rehabilitation at the NCA post surgery to cure his lower back stress fracture and is expected to play a couple of warm-up games before a final call is taken.
In the absence of senior pacers, the 29-year-old has risen to the fore
According to a Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) press release, he is set to take part in a few practice matches before making a final assessment on him.