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Out-of-Cup Jasprit Bumrah ‘gutted’

'As I recover, I’ll be cheering on the team through their campaign in Australia'
Jasprit Bumrah
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Our Bureau   |   New Delhi   |   Published 05.10.22, 02:43 AM

Jasprit Bumrah is disappointed that he will not be a part of the Indian team at the upcoming T20 World Cup. 

The BCCI on Monday ruled Bumrah out of the ICC event, dealing a massive blow to the Indian team.


The speedster was expected to lead India’s attack on the fast pitches in Australia.

“I am gutted that I won’t be a part of the T20 World Cup this time, but thankful for the wishes, care and support I’ve received from my loved ones. As I recover, I’ll be cheering on the team through their campaign in Australia,” Bumrah tweeted on Tuesday.

He was initially ruled out of the ongoing three-match T20I series against South Africa owing to a back injury.

The BCCI was awaiting medical reports while the pacer did his rehab at the National Cricket Academy, but it was a foregone conclusion that he would be out for months.

Bumrah has had a history of back problems due to his unorthodox front-on bowling action which puts a lot of load on his back.

Bumrah’s absence will certainly force India to redraw strategies in the marquee event.

The BCCI is yet to nameBumrah’s replacement, but it appears that Mohammed Shami, who is on the standby list, is the frontrunner to make the Australia-bound squad, provided he gains full fitness after recovering from Covid-19.

In case Shami misses the bus, Deepak Chahar or Mohammed Siraj could be named in the World Cup squad.

The team is set to leave for Australia on Thursday.

The T20 World Cup is starting on October 16 with the first round from where four teams will qualify for the Super 12, which will begin from October 22.

Written with inputs from PTI

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