Indian fast bowler Jasprit Bumla has been ruled out of the 2022 Men’s T20 World Cup due to a stress fracture in his back.
One of the best bowlers in the world, the 28-year-old recently withdrew from India’s T20 series against South Africa in back numbers.
India said the decision was taken after a “detailed assessment and consultation with experts.”
They are considered one of the favorites for the tournament starting later this month.
India no longer has all-rounder Ravindra Jadeya with an injured right knee.
India’s cricket governing board said a replacement for Bhamra would be announced “soon”, with Mohammed Shami and Deepak Chahar among the other pace bowlers on the reserves list.
The BCCI did not identify Bumra’s injury, but the International Cricket Council called it a stress fracture in his back.
India’s first match of the World Cup will be against rivals Pakistan on 23 October at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
The qualifying stage of the tournament will begin on October 16th, with the main group phase continuing on October 22nd.
England’s opening game is against Afghanistan in Perth on 22 October.
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