The BCCI on Monday officially ruled out ace India pacer Jasprit Bumrah from the upcoming ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in Australia due to a back injury.
After the ailment flared up, Bumrah was initially ruled out of the ongoing three-match T20I home series against South Africa. Due to the injury, the 28-year-old also missed the Asia Cup.
“Fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah of Team India has been disqualified from the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup roster by the BCCI medical staff. The choice was made following a thorough evaluation and in consultation with the experts, “BCCI released a statement.
India has already lost all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja due to a knee injury, so Bumrah’s absence is a major setback. Aside from 14 games with the Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League, Bumrah has only played five games in each of the three leagues this year.