Siraj, Umran set to travel to Perth for T20 World Cup build-up

BCCI keeping fingers cross over Bumrah’s back injury, pacer diagnosed with a stress reaction

  • Rohit Singh | October 1, 2022 | 11:16 am

While the Indian cricket team is hoping for pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah to miraculously recover from his back injury in time for the T20 World Cup. India’s contingent is set to carry at least two additional pacers as a back-up bowler for Bumrah in the preparatory phase of the tournament. The Hindu understands that Mohammed Siraj and Umran Malik will travel with the squad to Perth on October 6. Where the Indian team will train for a week before travelling to Brisbane for its first warm-match.

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While announcing Siraj’s inclusion for the remaining two T20Is versus South Africa. The Board of Control for Cricket in India secretary Jay Shah on Friday said in a statement: “Bumrah has sustained a back injury and is currently under the supervision of the BCCI medical team.” It is understood that Bumrah has been diagnosed with a stress reaction. As reported by The Hindu on Thursday, the team management is uncertain of whether he can be stretched throughout the marquee event.

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Indian pacer duo of Mohammed Siraj and Umran Malik are set to travel to Perth

However, the consensus seems to have developed by over-stretching the decision till the very last moment. It will be interesting to see if Bumrah is asked to board the flight for Perth on October 6 and continue his recovery in Australia. Report to the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru. Siraj, who has featured for India in all three formats of the game. Has played five T20Is for the Men in Blue and has picked up as many wickets.

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He has been announced as Jasprit Bumrah’s replacement for the ongoing T20I series against South Africa. On the other hand, Umran has made a name for himself while playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2022. He picked up 22 wickets in 14 matches this year and finished as the fourth leading wicket-taker. His superb show earned him a place in India’s T20I squad. He made his debut against Ireland on June 26 and has played a total of three matches so far.