Indian fast bowler Mohammed Siraj replaced injured Jasprit Bumrah for remaining two Twenty20 International matches against South Africa, Indian media reported Friday.
Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) made the official announcement and they also provided an update on the extent of Bumrah’s injury. “Bumrah has sustained a back injury and is currently under the supervision of the BCCI Medical Team,” said the Indian cricket board in an official media release.
In what could be a huge blow to India’s hopes of performing well at the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup in Australia, premier paceman Jasprit Bumrah is set to be ruled out of the tournament with a back stress fracture, Indian news agency PTI had reported citing BCCI sources on Thursday.
While an official confirmation from the Board of Control from Cricket in India is awaited, the signs have not been great as Bumrah pulled out of India’s series opener against South Africa in Thiruvananthapuram on Wednesday.