India won’t be having Jasprit Bumrah in the Indian squad for 2022. Mohammad Shami replaced him and cleared the fitness test. Deepak Chahar won’t be making it to the T20 World Cup. He’s at the NCA and is unlikely to be fit by October 15. ICC has given BCCI this deadline. Mohammad Siraj and Shardul Thakur will be traveling to Australia as reserved in place of Chahar.
“Shami is fit and fine to go. He had a few good sessions. What he lacks is match practice and we have to bank on the two warm-up games to get him at 100%. It’s a big challenge but he is an experienced bowler and knows what is needed. Deepak is still not fit. So, we can’t take a call on his inclusion yet. The physios will decide in a day or two,”- A selection committee member told
ICC has already ended the deadline for replacements. BCCI can however name the replacement player by October 15. The selectors of BCCI will be naming Mohammad Shami as te replacement of Jasprit Bumrah. Deepak Chahar has been ruled out due to an injury and Shardul Thakur at the moment is at the reserve. Mohammad Siraj is also in the reserve after he showed an excellent performance in the South Africa series. The trio has left for Australia already on this Wednesday and will meet the squad in Brisbane. Shreyas Iyer and Ravi Bishnoi will be playing SMAT20 in India.
India will be playing a practice match against Western Australia on October 13 in Perth and will shift to Brisbane on October 14. Gabba is India’s base where they’ll play warm-up games against Australia and New Zealand before the T20 World Cup starts.
Shami came back to the squad after the bowling department failed miserably in the Asia Cup. He was supposed to play India vs Australia series but since he contracted Covid, he was ruled out of the squad. After, testing covid negative, he cleared out the fitness test to get into the squad.
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