BCCI Announces Replacement for Injured Bumrah

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced that the pacer from Mumbai, Shardul Thakur, will act as a replacement for Jasprit Bumrah during the three-match ODI series against England.

Cricket news: Bumrah has been ruled out from the remainder of the series due to a finger injury

During the first T20I game against Ireland, while attempting to stop the ball on the follow through, Bumrah had accidentally injured his left hand.

He was ruled out of the second game against Ireland and was also ruled out of the entire T20I series against England.

BCCI has also said that the player had underwent a successful surgery to his finger in Leeds on Wednesday and then has flown back to India to start the rehabilitation process.

Shardul has played the recently concluded one-day tri-series as a part of India A against England Lions and West Indies A.

He was the second highest wicket-taker of India, as he took 8 wickets from 4 games, which included 2 wickets in the final game against England Lions.

The 26-year-old player has been in the ODI side for some time as he made his debut against Sri Lanka in the 4th ODI last year and achieved his career-best 4 for 52 in his last game against South Africa.

He played two of the three T20Is against South Africa and later played all the games in the Nidahas Trophy in Sri Lanka. He, along with Jaydev Unadkat, were overlooked and not selected for the Ireland and England series.

Bumrah, who is team India’s newest Test squad member, will have to recover in time to feature in the five-Test series against England which starts from 1st August.

Washington Sundar was previously ruled out of the series as he suffered from a right ankle injury while playing football during the practice session in Malahide. He was replaced by Krunal Pandya in the T20I squad and Axar Patel in the ODI squad.