In place of pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah, whose World Cup participation is in doubt owing to a back ailment. India called in Mohammed Siraj for the remaining Twenty20 matches against South Africa on Friday. India’s Cricketer Siraj replaces Bumrah for SA tour is news of the day!
India’s Cricketer Siraj replaces Bumrah for the SA tour
Bumrah is being monitored by medical staff, according to the Board of Control for Cricket in India. After missing Wednesday’s opening victory over the Proteas. Injuries kept the 28-year-old from competing in the recent Asia Cup. When his distinctive movement and yorkers would have been valuable tools.
He played two 20-over games against Australia at home earlier this month. But he was forced to miss Wednesday’s Twenty20 match against South Africa due to an injury. According to local media, sources close to the Indian board (BCCI) indicated Bumrah would not play in the World Cup. India’s defending champions will begin their championship defense on October 23 in Melbourne against fierce rivals Pakistan.
According to Indian media sources, Bumrah would most likely miss the Australian round of the competition. Due to a stress fracture in his back. While BCCI secretary Jay Shah confirmed that Bumrah would miss the remainder of the series in South Africa, other BCCI officials remained tight-lipped on whether or not Bumrah would be able to participate in the World Cup.
Bumrah has played 30 Tests, 72 ODIs, and 60 T20Is for India since his debut in January 2016. After defeating world champions Australia 2-1 earlier this month, India now leads the three-match series against South Africa 1-0. In the run-up to the World Cup, their bowling in the last overs of games has been a source of concern.
India hoped Bumrah’s return from injury would limit the number of runs scored in the final overs against Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Arshdeep Singh. Deepak Hooda, the batsman, has been ruled out of the South Africa series owing to a back injury, adding to Rohit Sharma’s and his team’s concerns. —Agencies