The President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president, Sourav Ganguly has confirmed that the premier Indian pacer, Jasprit Bumrah hasn’t been ruled out of the T20 World Cup 2022 just yet. Recently, Bumrah has reported having suffered a stress fracture in his back ahead of India’s first T20I against South Africa in Trivandrum and was ruled out of the remaining couple of matches of the series.
Later, Mohammed Siraj has been included in the Indian squad as Jasprit Bumrah’s replacement for the white-ball series at home. After missing the ongoing series that India is leading 1-0, Bumrah went to the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bangalore to undergo scans. He is currently under the supervision of the medical staff at the NCA.
“Bumrah is not out of the World Cup yet,” Sourav Ganguly was quoted as saying to Xtra Time digital channel in Kolkata on Friday, September 30.
Sourav Ganguly, however, kept his “fingers crossed” and mentioned that the team management will be arriving on a final decision in the “next two or three days”. After playing India’s away series against England, Bumrah made his return in the three-match T20I series against Australia.
In two matches, he bowled six overs and conceded 73 runs at an economy rate of 12.16. India is set to depart for Australia on Thursday, October 6 to take part in a preparatory camp ahead of the mega event that starts on October 16.
The Indian team is scheduled to play a couple of warm-up matches against Australia and New Zealand at the Gabba in Brisbane before taking on Pakistan in their first Super 12 match on October 23 at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). Last time around, India lost to Pakistan and New Zealand, thereby failing to go beyond the Super 12 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).