Jasprit Bumrah, the pace spearhead for India, was ruled out of the T20 World Cup on Thursday due to a back stress fracture, dealing a severe blow to the team’s chances at the ICC flagship tournament beginning next month in Australia.
“Bumrah won’t participate in the T20 World Cup, that much is certain. He has a severe back problem. Since it’s a stress fracture, he might be sidelined for six months “told, a top BCCI official.
It is thought that Bumrah could be replaced in the starting lineup by either Deepak Chahar or Mohammed Shami. The BCCI designated both as reserve athletes for the premier competition.