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Jasprit Bumrah was ‘gutted’ to not be part of India’s T20 World Cup campaign

Jasprit Bumrah complained of back pains last week. Further tests revealed that he had an injury that has ruled him out from the T20 World Cup.

Jasprit Bumrah spoke out for the first time since he was officially ruled ineligible for the T20 World Cup this month in Australia. According to reports, the Indian seamer had suffered a stress fracture in his back earlier and was removed from the T20I series against South Africa.

“I am devastated that I will not be part of the T20 World Cup, but I am grateful for the support, care, and wishes I have received from my family. He tweeted that he would cheer on the team in Australia as he recovers.

Bumrah complained of back pain during practice sessions last week and was rushed by the National Cricket Academy Bengaluru to be further assessed. After scans, it was clear that the worst had occurred for both Indian fans and the team.

“The Board of Control for Cricket in India stated Monday that the decision was made after a thorough assessment and in consultations with specialists.”

Timeline of Jasprit Bumrah’s fitness issues

BCCI did not name a replacement for Bumrah. The reserves include fast bowlers Deepak Chahar and Mohammed Shami.

Bumrah was sidelined for the second time in three years by a back injury. In 2019, he was sidelined by a lower back problem that kept him out of work for three months.

India is expected to fly to Australia at the end of the third and final T20I against South Africa this evening. They also have warmup games against New Zealand, Australia, and New Zealand.

India will open their T20 World Cup against Pakistan in Melbourne on 23 October. They are joined by South Africa, Bangladesh, and two qualifiers are yet to be determined.

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