MUMBAI Fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah will replace injured Mohammed Shami in India's squad for the three Twenty20 internationals against Australia, the country's cricket board said on Monday.
The 25-year-old has not played international cricket since finishing as India's second-highest wicket taker at last year's World Cup with 17 victims.
Shami underwent surgery in March and was named in the squad for the limited-overs series in Australia, only to be ruled out again with a hamstring injury.
The 22-year-old Bumrah sprung to prominence playing for the Mumbai Indians franchise in the Indian Premier League and is the joint-highest wicket-taker in his country's domestic Twenty20 competition this season.
(Reporting by Sudipto Ganguly; editing by Ed Osmond)
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Updated Date: Jan 18, 2016 16:31:34 IST