Ind vs SA: Mohammad Siraj To Replace Jasprit Bumrah For Remainder Of T20Is Against South Africa

India vs South Africa: In a big setback for India, Jasprit Bumrah on Thursday was ruled out of the T20I series against South Africa and the upcoming T20 World Cup in Australia after he sustained a back injury.

Ind vs SA: Mohammad Siraj To Replace Jasprit Bumrah For Remainder Of T20Is Against South Africa
India pacer Mohammad Siraj. (Image Credits: BCCI)

THE BOARD of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Friday announced that pacer Mohammad Siraj will replace injured Jasprit Bumrah for the remainder of India's two T20Is against South Africa. In a big setback for India, Jasprit Bumrah on Thursday was ruled out of the upcoming T20 World Cup scheduled for later next month in Australia after he sustained a back injury and is currently under the supervision of the BCCI Medical Team.

"The All-India Senior Selection Committee named Mohd. Siraj as replacement for injured Jasprit Bumrah for the remainder of the T20I series against South Africa," BCCI secretary Jay Shah said in the statement on Friday. "Bumrah has sustained a back injury and is currently under the supervision of the BCCI Medical Team," the statement added.

Earlier, before the first T20I between India and South Africa at Thiruvananthapuram, the BCCI had said that Bumrah was ruled out of Wednesday's match after complaining of back pain during a practice session on Tuesday.

"Jasprit Bumrah complained of back pain during India's practice session on Tuesday. The BCCI Medical Team assessed him. He is ruled out of the first T20I," BCCI had said in its statement on Twitter.

The 28-year-old Siraj, a right-arm pacer, has so far played in five T20Is and picked up five wickets from them. His last T20I match was against Sri Lanka at Dharamsala in February this year.

India is leading the three-match T20I series against South Africa 1-0. The Rohit Sharma-led side will next face Proteas in the second T20I in Guwahati on Sunday followed by the third T20I in Indore on Tuesday.

India's star pacer Jasprit Bumrah is likely to be ruled out of the upcoming T20 World Cup, starting October 16. Bumrah, who was also ruled out of the Asia Cup 2022 due to his back problem, and was training at the National Cricket Academy, played the last two T20Is against Australia.

India squad for South Africa T20Is: Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (vice-captain), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Dinesh Karthik (wicket-keeper), R. Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Arshdeep Singh, Harshal Patel, Deepak Chahar, Umesh Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Shahbaz Ahmed and Mohammed Siraj.

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