After a terrific series win against the proteas, team India is set to fly to Australia for the t20 world cup. Indian team remains to have some questions regarding the team selection.
Bumrah’s injury crisis
Before the t20 world cup, the board of control for cricket in India (BCCI) confirms that the Indian pace bowling sensation Jasprit Burmah is not available for the t20 world cup due to a stress injury. Without Bumrah, the bowling attack seems to be in a dark space for the world cup. For making an impact in a world cup, the bowlers of team India has to punch above their weights.
As Jasprit Burmah is part of 15 man squad for the t20 world cup before and now he is injured. Team India has to make a replacement for him. Team India is not naming the replacement player till now and they are traveling to Australia without naming him.
According to sources, the team management will decide on Bumrah’s replacement after evaluating Mohammed Shami’s health and fitness.
Jasprit Bumrah’s likely replacement
Meanwhile, Mohammed Shami looks like the noticeable choice to switch the injured bowling spearhead. The Indian team management is eyeing all promising possible candidates. Shami is still on the road to recovery from his Covid-19 contagion at the NCA, and the management is anticipated to wait until the deadline to announce the final member of the squad, October 15, giving Shami ample time to recover.
Indian management on replacement –
Indian head coach Rahul Dravid said in the post-match conference, “We’ve time since October 15. We’ve to get reports as to how he’s recovering, and what’s his status after 14-15 days of covid, and we’ll take a call. Once I get a report on how he’s feeling, then obviously we (team management) can take a call on how to move forward on it.”
The board’s decision to hold till the very last minute to announce the replacement player also provides openings to Mohammed Siraj and Deepak Chahar, who are also in an argument for a place in the group.
Both of them will be seen in the act in the forthcoming three-match ODI series against South Africa and will be intense to mark a solid case for their choice in the 15-man squad for the T20 World cup.