Anirudh Suresh
03 Oct 2022 | 02:57 PM

Jasprit Bumrah officially ruled out of T20 World Cup

BCCI have announced that they will ‘soon’ be announcing a replacement for the 28-year-old

The BCCI have confirmed that pacer Jasprit Bumrah has been officially ruled out of the T20 World Cup in Australia later this month, with the board announcing that they will be naming a replacement for the speedster in due course.

“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,” the board said in a release.

Bumrah had missed the Asia Cup due to a back injury, but made his comeback in the three-match T20I series against Australia, featuring in the final two matches. He then complained of back pain in the training session prior to the first T20I against South Africa and was pulled from the series as precaution.

Though reports last week suggested that Bumrah would miss the T20WC due to the extent of the back injury, the Indian management refused to confirm the same and said that they were hopeful of the 28-year-old making a recovery.

However, it’s now been confirmed by the BCCI that the spearhead will take no part in the showpiece event. 

"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," Bumrah tweeted on Tuesday.

Mohammed Shami and Deepak Chahar are the pacers in the reserves. Chahar, who impressed in the first two T20Is against South Africa, is the favorite to replace Bumrah in the squad. Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Siraj are the other two outside candidates that could potentially bolt their way into the main fifteen, should the selectors opt to take a left-field decision,.

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