Mohammed Siraj will replace Jasprit Bumrah in the T20i team, says Bcci


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Bumrah had suffered a back injury and is currently under the supervision of the BCCI medical team and is confirmed out of the current series against South Africa.

Fast bowler Mohammed Siraj has been announced as a replacement for Jasprit Bumrah in the ongoing series in South Africa. Bumrah was left out of the 2022 T20 World Cup squad on September 29 due to a back injury. The 28-year-old right-hand man has been named in the T20I squad for the last two T20Is against South Africa in Guwahati and Indore, BCCI said in a press release.

Indian rhythm spearhead Jasprit Bumrah was ruled out of the T20 World Cup on Thursday with a broken back, dealing a blow to the Indian team’s chances at the showpiece event. ICC which will begin next month in Australia.

“The All India Senior Selection Committee has appointed Mohd. Siraj as the replacement for the injured Jasprit Bumrah for the remainder of the T20I series against South Africa,” BCCI Secretary Jay Shah said on Friday. , in a press release. “Bumrah suffered a back injury and is currently under the supervision of the BCCI medical team.” Siraj, 28, a right-arm pacer, has played in five T20Is so far and collected five wickets. His last T20I game was against Sri Lanka in Dharamsala in February this year.

A BCCI official told PTI that Bumrah will be sidelined for six months due to a back injury. be absent for a period of six months,” a senior BCCI official told PTI on condition of anonymity.

Bumrah had suffered a back injury and is currently under the supervision of the BCCI medical team and is confirmed out of the tournament.

India led the three-game T20I series against South Africa 1-0 after a comprehensive eight-wicket win at Thiruvananthapuram on Wednesday. The second and third matches will be played in Guwahati (October 2) and Indore (October 4).

Indian squad for South Africa’s T20Is: Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (Vice-Captain), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (Wicket Keeper), Dinesh Karthik (Wicket Keeper), R Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Arshdeep Singh, Harshal Patel , Deepak Chahar, Umesh Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Shahbaz Ahmed, Mohd Siraj.

(With agency contributions)


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