Mumbai: In another set back for Indian Cricket Team pacer Jasprit Bumrah was ruled out of the upcoming fourth Test against Australia due to an abdominal strain, news agency PTI reported.
Bumrah suffered an injury during the third Test in Sydney which ended in a draw.
The report cited sources from the BCCI, who claimed that Bumrah had a stretch in his scan and the Indian team management did not want to aggravate the injury keeping in mind the upcoming home series against England.
A BCCI source told PTI, “Jasprit Bumrah had a stomach strain while fielding in Sydney. He is scheduled to be out of the Brisbane Test but is expected to be available against England.”
In the absence of Mohammed Shami and Ishant Sharma, who is out of the ongoing Test series due to injuries, Bumrah is the key to the Indian attack.
It is now expected that Mohammed Siraj will lead Indian attack and the Brisbane Test starting on 15 January will include Navdeep Saini, Shardul Thakur and T Natarajan.
It is now expected that two-Test old Mohammed Siraj will be leading the Indian attack and will be joined by Navdeep Saini, Shardul Thakur and T Natarajan in the Brisbane Test, starting January 15.
(With PTI Inputs)