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Mohammed Siraj to replace Jasprit Bumrah in T20I squad, says BCCI

Mohammed Siraj to replace Jasprit Bumrah in T20I squad, says BCCI

Mohammed Siraj to replace Jasprit Bumrah in T20I squad, says BCCI
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By Jerome Anthony  Sept 30, 2022 11:29:41 AM IST (Updated)

Bumrah had sustained a back injury and is currently under the supervision of the BCCI Medical Team and is confirmed out of the ongoing series against South Africa.

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

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India's pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah was on Thursday ruled out of the T20 World Cup due to a back stress fracture, dealing a massive blow to team India's chances at the ICC flagship event starting next month in Australia.

"The All-India Senior Selection Committee named Mohd. Siraj as replacement for injured Jasprit Bumrah for the remainder of the T20I series against South Africa," BCCI secretary Jay Shah said in the statement on Friday. "Bumrah has sustained a back injury and is currently under the supervision of the BCCI Medical Team." The 28-year-old Siraj, a right-arm pacer, has so far played in five T20Is and picked up five wickets from them. His last T20I match was against Sri Lanka at Dharamsala in February this year.
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A BCCI official told PTI that Bumrah will be forced out of action for six months due to the back injury."Bumrah is not going to play the T20 World Cup for sure. He has a serious back condition. It's a stress fracture and he could be out for a period of six months," a senior BCCI official told PTI on conditions of anonymity.
Bumrah had sustained a back injury and is currently under the supervision of the BCCI Medical Team and is confirmed out of the tournament.
India lead the three-match T20I series against South Africa 1-0 after a comprehensive eight-wicket win in Thiruvananthapuram on Wednesday. The second and third matches will be played in Guwahati (October 2) and Indore (October 4).
Indian squad for South Africa 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 inputs from agencies)
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