India fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah has been ruled out of the 2022 Men’s T20
Bumrah had already been ruled out of the currently undergoing India-South Africa
T20I series owing to a stress fracture in the lower back.
“We have been told that his injury is not looking good at the moment and it looks like
he won’t be traveling to Australia with the Indian team. The medical team will soon
submit a detailed report,” a BCCI official had confirmed to The Indian Express a few
The 28-year-old had only recently returned to the India squad following two months
off receiving treatment and rehabilitation from the same injury that he picked up
during the India tour of England back in July this year.
Even though Bumrah was replaced by Mohammed Siraj in the squad for the South
Africa T20I series, BCCI wrote in their release that Bumrah’s replacement for the
upcoming World Cup in Australia would be named soon.
Mohammed Shami, who was named among the four stand-by players for the
tournament, is likely to step up. Deepak Chahar is the other pacer among the stand-
byes India can opt for.