- Sinchan Saha | September 29, 2022 | 8:04 pm
Mohammed Siraj may be called in as Jasprit Bumrah’s replacement for the ongoing South Africa T20I series, according to reports. Bumrah is said to have suffered a stress fracture in his back.
Bumrah had not played in the first Twenty20 International in Trivandrum against South Africa because, according to captain Rohit Sharma, the pacer was resting after complaining of back pain.PTI reports that Bumrah has a stress fracture in his back and will miss the South Africa T20Is and the ICC T20 World Cup 2022, both of which will be played in Australia starting on October 16.
He is scheduled to go to the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru, where doctors will examine him and determine whether or not he needs surgery. According to reports, he will be out of action for four to six months.
Mohammed Siraj is a possible replacement for Jasprit Bumrah in the South Africa T20Is
According to sources within the Indian team management and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Although the chances of India’s spearhead’s recovery by the first World Cup game are remote, hope is not lost. His most recent injury is the result of an ongoing issue with his back.
Bumrah played a few Twenty20 Internationals against Australia after returning from a two-month absence due to injury before failing once more.The Indian team’s physios and medical staff have informed the BCCI that he cannot be considered for the remaining two South Africa series matches.
Although the national selectors have not yet met to select Bumrah’s replacement, Cricbuzz understands that Siraj, who has bowled in major matches before, is likely to be considered for the South Africa series.Mohammed Siraj is currently representing Warwickshire in the County Championship in England.
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