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Bumrah Ruled Out of T20 World Cup 2022: Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah has been officially ruled out of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 after suffering from a back injury.
Bumrah Ruled Out of T20 World Cup 2022
In a media release, the BCCI revealed that the decision was taken following a detailed assessment and in consultation with the specialists. Bumrah becomes the second Indian key player to miss the world cup tournament after Ravindra Jadeja who missed the tournament with a knee injury.
“The BCCI Medical team has ruled out Team India fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah from the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup squad. The decision was taken following a detailed assessment and in consultation with the specialists.”
“Bumrah was initially ruled out from the ongoing Mastercard 3-match T20I series against South Africa due to a back injury.”
“The BCCI will be naming a replacement for Jasprit Bumrah in the squad for the marquee tournament soon,” said the BCCI in a statement.
Jasprit Bumrah in T20Is
Bumrah on Missing T20 World Cup 2022
Bumrah who played only 5 T20Is so far in 2022 has bagged 4 wickets at an economy of 7.87.
“I am gutted that I won’t be a part of the T20 World Cup this time, but thankful for the wishes, care and support I’ve received from my loved ones. As I recover, I’ll be cheering on the team through their campaign in Australia,” said Bumrah.
I am gutted that I won’t be a part of the T20 World Cup this time, but thankful for the wishes, care and support I’ve received from my loved ones. As I recover, I’ll be cheering on the team through their campaign in Australia 🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/XjHJrilW0d
— Jasprit Bumrah (@Jaspritbumrah93) October 4, 2022
Bumrah’s Stats in 2022
Possible Replacement for Bumrah
The Indian cricket team have not yet named any replacement player for Bumrah. But a report states that Shami who missed the home T20I series against Australia and South Africa due to COVID19 is the first choice for Bumrah’s replacement.
Chahar who bowled well in the recently concluded South Africa T20I series where India won the series by 2-1 too is a strong contender for Bumrah’s place.
“The team management is clear about the like-for-like backup. Chahar has been identified as one for Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Bhuvneshwar is still the first-choice swing bowler. Shami was seen as a strike bowler as cover for Bumrah. So, Shami is ahead at this point. Siraj is scheduled to travel with the team as a standby,” a source told TOI.
Indian cricket team will begin their T20 World Cup 2022 campaign with a match against Pakistan on October 23 in Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne.