The decision to call Bumrah in Vizag was taken by the team management.
"You can't really have a better test than having a go against the best (Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma) in business. As you are aware, the team management has been very particular about injury management and that is why this process has been put in place," a BCCI source told IANS.
Team India wants Bumrah to be 100% ready
Team India will be hosting both Sri Lanka and Australia in January in a T20I and ODI series respectively.
The side will then head to New Zealand for a full-fledged tour which consists of two Tests, three-ODIs and five T20Is.
Head coach Ravi Shastri and the management want Bumrah to be 100% ready for the crucial away series.
ODIs vs AUS
Bumrah could return for ODIs against Australia
It has been reported that Bumrah could be brought back into the team for the ODI series against Australia.
The team management might not want to rush him for the Sri Lanka series in the first week of January.
India will play Australia in the first ODI on January 14 in Mumbai.
Meanwhile, India will hope to beat WI tomorrow and stay alive.