Updated: September 25, 2019 12:17:59 am
Jasprit Bumrah has sustained a minor stress fracture in his lower back and has been ruled out of the upcoming Test series for Gandhi-Mandela Trophy against South Africa. The injury was detected during a routine radiological screening.
He will now undergo rehabilitation at NCA and will be monitored by the BCCI Medical Team.
The All-India Senior Selection Committee has named Umesh Yadav as Bumrah’s replacement.
This also mean Bumrah’s wait for his first Test at home continues. So far he has been a part of 12 Tests where he has picked up 62 wickets in 12 Tests, all away from home.
The Bumrah injury is a big jolt for India. I wonder if it will have an impact on the kind of surfaces offered for the test matches.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) September 24, 2019
In his last two Tests, Bumrah has picked up 13 wickets which includes two five-wicket hauls and a hat-trick.
Bumrah was given a rest in the recently concluded T20I series against South Africa.
He was also rested from the limited-overs tour of the West Indies last month.
India’s squad for 3 Tests: Virat Kohli (Captain), Mayank Agarwal, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (Wicket-keeper), Wriddhiman Saha (Wicket-keeper), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Shubman Gill
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