According to news agency PTI, citing BCCI sources, Jasprit Bumrah, India’s top paceman, is expected to miss the ICC T20 World Cup due to a back stress fracture, according to news agency PTI. This might be a major setback to India’s ambitions of doing well at the event in Australia.
What Is The Real Situation?
While the Board of Control for Cricket in India has yet to officially clarify 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 opening T20I “BCCI sent a tweet.
Asia Cup was missed due to back pain
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.
“Undoubtedly, Bumrah won’t participate in the World T20. He has a severe back problem. Since it’s a stress fracture, he may be out for six months “An anonymous senior BCCI official informed PTI this.
Who Will Probably Replace Whom?
Mohammed Shami and Deepak Chahar are Indian players who are on the standby list for the T20 World Cup; one of them may now be called up to the starting squad.
Given his superior batting skills down in the order and his impressive performance against South Africa, Chahar may be preferred to Shami.
Team India’s Concerns Regarding Death Bowling
India’s captain Rohit Sharma has admitted that their death bowling has been an issue. Bhuvneshwar Kumar, an experienced paceman, has received criticism for his poor performances. And with Bumrah out, the youthful Arshdeep Singh and Harshal Patel will be under pressure to deliver.
Bumrah is the second senior elite player to be out after Ravindra Jadeja due to recovery from knee surgery.