Saving Jasprit Bumrah’s career was far more important than risking him at the T20 World Cup 2022, according to India captain Rohit Sharma at the pre-tournament news conference in Melbourne.
Due to a back ailment, Bumrah is out of the competition and could be out for at least six more weeks. It’s the most recent injury in a string of ongoing issues India’s pace spearhead has had lately.
Mohammed Shami Replaces Bumrah For T20 World Cup 2022
Mohammed Shami, who hasn’t played competitive cricket in three months and last did so on the July tour of England, has now replaced Bumrah’s place. He played in India’s T20I series against Australia and South Africa before being removed due to a positive Covid-19 test.
Before boarding the flight to Australia last week, Shami had successfully recovered from Covid and passed a battery of cardiovascular and fitness exams. Along with the rest of India’s team, he will train for the first time in the nation on Sunday. In the near future, according to Rohit, “everything is looking fantastic” for the fast bowler.