The Indian team has suffered a major setback before the T20 World Cup. Veteran fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah has been ruled out of the tournament. He will not be able to play in the World Cup due to back problem. News agency PTI, quoting BCCI sources, has informed that he will not have any surgery, but he will be away from cricket for four to six months. Bumrah had gone to Thiruvananthapuram with the team, but after a day's practice there, moved to Bengaluru. He will undergo rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy (NCA). He has also been ruled out of the series against South Africa.
Bumrah did not even play in the first T20 match against South Africa. He was replaced by Deepak Chahar. Bumrah made a comeback after not playing in the Asia Cup. He appeared in the last two matches of the three-match T20I series against Australia.
It was only after the return that
in the first T20 against Australia in Mohali, when Bumrah was not kept in the playing-11, many questions were raised. How can a player take rest even after a comeback? The debate then intensified as to whether he was still injured. Is Bumrah injured again? Are the selectors in a hurry to bring him in the team before the World Cup?
Bumrah, who could not even play in the Asia Cup,
now the news of his exit has stamped these questions. Bumrah did not play in the Asia Cup due to injury. His absence was missed by Team India. The Indian team could not reach the final of the tournament. Now the biggest question is who will replace Bumrah in the T20 World Cup? At present, the name of Mohammed Shami or Deepak Chahar, selected as standby, is at the forefront. Shami did not play in the series against Australia and South Africa due to corona infection. However, now his report has come negative.
Played the last two matches
against Australia During the toss in the first T20 against Australia, captain Rohit Sharma said, "Bumrah has been given a break for this match. Hopefully he will be able to play the second and third matches. Bumrah did make a comeback in the second and third T20Is, but he was not looking in full swing.
Indian squad for T20 World Cup after Bumrah's withdrawal: Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (Vice-Captain), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant (WK), Dinesh Karthik (WK), Hardik Pandya , R Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh.
Standby players: Mohammed Shami, Shreyas Iyer, Ravi Bishnoi, Deepak Chahar.