Jasprit Bumrah Ruled Out of South Africa Test Series
Jasprit Bumrah has been ruled out of the next round of home tests series against South Africa, which should start on 2 October 2019. The Cricket Control Board of India (BCCI) announced on Tuesday that Jasprit Bumrah had suffered a minor tension fracture in the lower back. Umesh Yadav was named Bumrah’s replacement for the three-game Test series India Vs. South Africa Test Series 2019.
Umesh, who took 119 counters in 41 tests, competed in his last inspection in 2018 in Perth against Australia. In the meantime, Bumrah will be rehabilitated by the NCA in Bangalore and will be followed by the BCCI medical team. The injury means that Bumrah will now have to wait to take her first home test. In recent years, he has spearheaded India, with 62 counters on 12 tests, all far from home.
Bumrah was in a scorching form and picked up 13 wickets during two Tests in the West Indies. It included two five-pounder races and a hat trick. He was rested from the T20I series at home against South Africa, which both teams shared 1-1.
JUST IN: Umesh Yadav replaces Jasprit Bumrah in India’s Test squad#TeamIndia fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah has sustained a minor stress fracture in his lower back and has been ruled out of the upcoming Paytm Freedom Series for Gandhi-Mandela Trophy against South Africa. pic.twitter.com/yZiUmMABPt
— BCCI (@BCCI) September 24, 2019
Indian Test Team for Test Series 2019 against South Africa:
Virat Kohli (Captain), Mayank Agarwal, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (Vice-Captain). Hanuma Vihari, Panther Rishabh (Wicket-Keeper), Wriddhiman Saha (Wicket-Keeper), R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja. Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Shubman Gill.