In a really shocking news today, various reports on the web has confirmed that Indian cricket team’s frontline pace bowler Jasprit Bumrah has been ruled of the upcoming T20 World Cup 2022 to be played in Australia in October.
With just a couple of days to go for the T20 World Cup 2022, the Indian team had almost found its best fit Playing XI until they got a shocking update that Jasprit Bumrah has suffered a major back injury just before the 1st T20I against South Africa.
While there were still hopes among the fans to see India’s top pacer to fit and ready for the T20 World Cup 2022 beginning on the 16th of October with Team India playing their first match on the 23rd of October against Pakistan.
However, various news outlets have today confirmed that Jasprit Bumrah has sustained a serious back injury and might be ruled out for a minimum of 4 to 6 months. As such, with Bumrah out of the World Cup squad, there is a gap to fill. And today in this article, we take a look at 3 pace bowlers who can replace Jasprit Bumrah in India’s T20 World Cup 2022 squad.
3 Players who can replace Jasprit Bumrah for T20 World Cup 2022
The first player we have included in our list today is Hyderabad born and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)’s Mohammed Siraj. Siraj has won many hearts with his stunning bowling performance for the Indian team in Test cricket and ODI cricket.
However, he is yet to have a influential role to play in the T20Is as he has only 5 wickets from 5 matches and has a economy rate of 10.45 and average of 41.8. Reports also emerging that Siraj will replace Bumrah in the T20I series against South Africa, thus kind of points towards the intention of the selectors.
Deepak Chahar became an integral member of the Indian cricket team since making his T20I debut back in July 2018. However, his career taken a turn after he sustained an injury just prior to IPL 2022, which ruled him out of the game for long time. He made his return to the Indian team in the Asia Cup 2022. And he had an outstanding performance in the first T20I vs South Africa as he took 2 wickets and displayed a brilliant swing bowling.
Mohammed Shami would ideal replacement for Jasprit Bumrah
Now, the 3rd and the final option that the selectors should consider for the selection is Mohammed Shami, probably currently the bowler who can bowl as close to as Jasprit Bumrah’s pace and also possess a good death bowling ability that India certain to miss a lot due to unavailability of Bumrah.
While Shami has not been a part of the T20I team after last year’s T20 World Cup, he is still a very good backup option to Bumrah and even fans demanded his presence in the World Cup squad but received a disappointment when he was excluded.