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India vs South Africa: Jasprit Bumrah ruled out of Test series, Umesh Yadav replaces him

Jasprit Bumrah will now undergo rehabilitation at NCA and will be monitored by the BCCI Medical Team.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: September 25, 2019 12:17:59 am
Jasprit Bumrah’s replacement is Umesh Yadav, the All-India Senior Selection Committee announced. (File)

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.

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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