What the Indian team was afraid of, now the same has happened. Jasprit Bumrah has been officially ruled out of the T20 World Cup. The BCCI has also confirmed this now. Who will be included in the T20 World Cup in place of Bumrah, it will be announced soon.
The BCCI has informed on its website that the medical team of BCCI has dropped Team India fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah from the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup squad. The decision has been taken after detailed evaluation and consultation with experts. Earlier, he was ruled out of the ongoing T20I series against South Africa due to a back injury. Soon the BCCI will announce the replacement of Bumrah for this marquee tournament.
Significantly, Bumrah did not even play in the Asia Cup due to injury. After recovering from injury, he came back in the home series against Australia but is now out again with an injury. The news of his exit was already floating in the media but no official statement was revealed from the BCCI side. Now the board has also clarified its stand in the matter and has revealed the exit of the veteran bowler.
Mohammad Siraj has been included in Team India in place of Bumrah in the series against South Africa. In such a situation, it has to be seen which player gets a place in the T20 World Cup. Mohammed Shami is included in the reserve players but he has recovered from Corona. The demand for their inclusion has been rising for a long time. In such a situation, the decision of the board will also be worth seeing. The selectors may have shortlisted some names as well.