The All-India Senior Selection Committee has announced Jasprit Bumrah’s replacement for the remaining T20I series against South Africa as Mohammed Siraj.
The formal disclosure was made by the BCCI, which also offered an update on the severity of Bumrah’s injury.
The BCCI Medical Team is now monitoring Bumrah, who has a back ailment, according to an official press statement from the Indian cricket board.
Premier paceman Jasprit Bumrah is expected to miss the ICC T20 World Cup due to a back stress fracture, according to news agency PTI on Thursday, citing BCCI sources. This might significantly setback India’s aspirations of doing well in Australia.
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While the Board of Control for Cricket in India has not officially clarified the situation, Bumrah’s withdrawal from India’s series opener against South Africa in Thiruvananthapuram on Wednesday has not been encouraging.
Just minutes before the toss at Greenfield Stadium, BCCI received word of Bumrah’s injury. “During Tuesday’s practice session for India, Jasprit Bumrah expressed back soreness. He was examined by the BCCI Medical Team. He will not play in the first T20I “BCCI sent a tweet.
The final two T20Is against Australia were played by Bumrah, who also missed the Asia Cup because of a back issue and was practicing at the National Cricket Academy.
Bumrah, who participated in the second and third Twenty20 matches against Australia, did not travel to Thiruvananthapuram with the squad for the series’ first game against South Africa.
India squad for South Africa T20Is: Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (vice-captain), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Dinesh Karthik (wicket-keeper), R. Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Arshdeep Singh, Harshal Patel, Deepak Chahar, Umesh Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Shahbaz Ahmed, Mohd. Siraj