India got a huge blow on Thursday afternoon with news coming out that Jasprit Bumrah is likely to be ruled out of the T20 World Cup in Australia next month.
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The pace spearhead also didn’t feature in the first T20I against South Africa on Wednesday, September 28, in Kerala.
India needs a replacement to fill in those big boots, there are a few players in contention for the spot but 3 players stand out for the position. [Sportz18.com]
3 Possible Replacements
- Deepak Chahar
Deepak Chahar could replace Jasprit Bumrah, he showed his brilliance with the ball in the 1st T20I vs South Africa.
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Chahar picked up 2 wickets in 4 overs for just 24 runs. He showed great skills with the ball.
Deepak is excellent with the new ball and is a handy batter who can can come down the order and get some valuable runs for Team India. He could be a great replacement for Jasprit Bumrah.
2. Mohammad Shami
Shami tested positive for the virus on September 17.
He was subsequently ruled out of the recently-concluded three-match series against Australia.
The pacer had been ruled out of the T20s against South Africa with the BCCI saying he is “yet to attain full recovery from Covid-19.”
Shami, who hasn’t played any cricket after the England series in July, is a great choice to replace Jasprit Bumrah in the side.
India pacer Mohammed Shami on Wednesday tested negative for Covid-19, over 10 days after he had been infected by the virus.
The 32-year-old posted his negative report on his Instagram account, hours after the BCCI named veteran pacer Umesh Yadav as his replacement for the three-match T20I series against South Africa, beginning on Wednesday in Thiruvananthapuram.
“Negative,” Shami wrote along with a picture of his Covid test report. [Via Instagram]
3. Umesh Yadav
Umesh Yadav, who made his return to the Indian playing XI in T20Is after three years, also didn’t impress in spite of picking up the wickets of Steve Smith and Glenn Maxwell in the same over.
Umesh finished with figures of 2/27 in 2 overs, going at 13.5 runs per over.
Yadav can be quite expensive in the death overs but has the experience which could come in handy, he is not the likeliest replacement but in one of the contenders for the selectors to choose from.