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Last Update on: October 14th, 2022 at 05:11 pm

On Friday, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) confirmed that experienced bowler Mohammed Shami will replace the injured Jasprit Bumrah in India’s roster for the T20 World Cup 2022, which begins on October 16. 

The BCCI was yet to name a substitute player for the injured Jasprit Bumrah, who has been ruled out of the forthcoming major event owing to a back ailment, therefore just 14 players flew to Australia. 

Mohammed Shami. (Photo: Twitter)
Mohammed Shami. (Photo: Twitter)

Mohammed Shami Replaces Jasprit Bumrah In ICC T20 World Cup 2022 Squad

“The All India Senior Selection Committee has named Mohammed Shami as Jasprit Bumrah’s replacement in India’s ICC Men’s T20 World Cup squad. Shami has reached Australia and will link up with the squad in Brisbane ahead of the warm-up matches,” BCCI statement read. 

“Mohammed Siraj and Shardul Thakur have been named as backups and will travel to Australia shortly. 

Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah
Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah. (Photo: Twitter)

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In the month preceding up to the World Cup, the Indian team’s management had suffered a series of setbacks. The all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja was the first to be ruled out due to a knee ailment. Bumrah’s back issue was discovered just a few weeks before the team’s departure for Australia.

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Notably, Bumrah missed the Asia Cup in the UAE in September owing to a back issue. The BCCI decided to rest Bumrah from the continental event as a precaution. 

Mohammed Shami
Mohammed Shami. (Photo: Twitter)

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