Mohammed Siraj was named Jasprit Bumrah's replacement after the latter was reported to severely injured his back and is also expected to sit out of the upcoming T20 World Cup
“The All-India Senior Selection Committee named Mohammed Siraj as a replacement for injured Jasprit Bumrah for the remainder of the T20I series against South Africa,” BCCI said.
On Thursday, Bumrah was reportedly ruled out of the upcoming T20 World Cup with a back stress fracture and is expected to be out of action for four to six months. The 28-year-old senior pacer was expected to undergo scan on his lower back in Bengaluru, where National Cricket Academy’s medical staff will take a final call on his World Cup participation.
BCCI confirmed in their statement that Bumrah has a back injury but didn’t mention if he’s out of the T20 extravaganza.
“Bumrah has sustained a back injury and is currently under the supervision of the BCCI Medical Team.”
The remaining two matches of the India vs South Africa series will be played in Guwahati on 2 October and in Indore on 4 October.
As per reports, Siraj, who last played for India against Sri Lanka in February, will link-up with the team in Guwahati later today (Friday). Siraj played County cricket for Warwickshire earlier this month during a one-off appearance against Somerset and picked up a five-wicket haul.
India 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, Mohammed Siraj
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