The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), on Friday (September 30) announced Mohammed Siraj as Jasprit Bumrah’s replacement for the remainder of the series against South Africa.
The selectors, however, haven’t ruled the premier pacer out of the upcoming T20 World Cup 2022, which is scheduled to take place in Australia from next month.
“The All-India Senior Selection Committee named Mohd. Siraj replaced injured Jasprit Bumrah for the remainder of the T20I series against South Africa,” a BCCI statement read on Friday (September 30).
“Bumrah has sustained a back injury and is currently under the supervision of the BCCI Medical Team.”
The Hyderabad pacer has played five T20I matches for team India, in which he has picked up five wickets at an economy of 10.45 and average of 41.8.
Team India has taken a 1-0 lead in the series after winning the opening T20I in Thiruvananthapuram. The Rohit Sharma-led side will lock horns with South Africa in the second T20I in Guwahati on Sunday (October 2).
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, Mohd. Siraj