Jasprit Bumrah has been officially ruled out of the upcoming World Cup. Although the news was predicted earlier, but the Board Of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) have now officially confirmed this news. The BCCI announced it officially on their Twitter handle. BCCI revealed that the decision was taken following a detailed assessment and in consultation with the specialists. He is the second important player of India to miss the tournament after all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja was ruled out last month with a knee injury.

Bumrah was recently ruled out of the ongoing T20I series against South Africa after complaining of pain during practice in the lead-up to the series. He was taken for scans in Trivandrum and subsequently sent to the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru for a detailed prognosis of the issue.

Jasprit Bumrah India
Jasprit Bumrah. Image Credits: Twitter

Jasprit Bumrah had returned ahead of the T20Is against Australia after being sidelined for over two months since suffering back spasms at the end of the England tour in July. He rested and rehabilitated at the NCA in Bengaluru before returning to the side for the Australia series. Rohit Sharma admitted during the first fixture that his star pacer was being slowly eased back in as he didn’t feature in that game. He played the next two – on September 23 and 25 – before suffering a relapse of the injury on the eve of the South Africa series.

Deepak Chahar or Mohammed Shami Likely To Replace Jasprit Bumrah

Deepak Chahar
Deepak Chahar. Image Credits: BCCI

The remaining fast bowlers in India’s T20 World Cup side include Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Harshal Patel and all-rounder Hardik Pandya. One of Deepak Chahar or Mohammed Shami, originally named in the reserves for the World Cup, is likely to be bumped up to the 15-member squad as Bumrah’s replacement.

Chahar, who himself returned from a lengthy injury layoff, has featured in the first two games of the ongoing South Africa series returning figures of 2/24 and 0/24 while Shami, who hasn’t played in the format for India since last year’s World Cup, has been laid low by COVID-19 and has missed both Australia and the South Africa series.

India have time until October 15 to name this injury replacement without requiring ICC permission to do so.

Also Read:ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022: 3 Players Who Can Replace Jasprit Bumrah In India Squad For T20 World Cup 2022

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