Mohammed Shami Named as Bumrah’s Replacement in T20 World Cup 2022

Mohammed Shami

BCCI has named Mohammed Shami as the replacement player for the injured Jasprit Bumrah in India’s T20 World Cup 2022 squad.

The fast bowler has reached Australia and will join the rest of the squad before India’s warm-up matches against Australia and New Zealand. Meanwhile, Mohammed Siraj and Shardul Thakur have been named as backups and will soon travel to Australia.

Bumrah’s Replacement in T20 World Cup 2022

The announcement of Bumrah’s injury replacement was delayed because Shami had to prove his fitness at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru after he had been pushed away from cricket due to a bout with Covid-19.

The All-India Senior Selection Committee has named Mohammed Shami as Jasprit Bumrah’s replacement in India’s ICC Men’s T20 World Cup squad. Shami has reached Australia and will link up with the squad in Brisbane ahead of the warm-up matches.

Jasprit Bumrah
Jasprit Bumrah

Shami was one of India’s top bowlers when an ICC event was held in Australia the last time around in 2015. Mohammed Siraj and Shardul Thakur have been named as backups and will travel to Australia shortly.

Shami last played for India in the shortest format against Namibia in the T20 World Cup last year. He recently recovered from Covid-19 which forced him to miss the home series against Australia and South Africa.

Mohammed Shami have played 17 T20I matches and bagged 18 wickets at an economy rate of 9.55. But Shami in IPL 2022 played 16 matches and bagged 20 wickets at an economy rate of 8.00 with a best of 3 wickets for 25 runs.

India will play their first match of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 against Pakistan on October 23 in Melbourne.

India squad for ICC T20 World Cup

Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (vice-captain), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Dinesh Karthik (wicket-keeper), Hardik Pandya, R. Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh, Mohammed Shami