In an official statement issued on Monday, October 3, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) stated that the decision was made after a thorough examination and discussions with the medical staff.
Bumrah has been forced to miss several crucial matches, including the 2022 Asia Cup, due to a back injury. He made his comeback with India's home T20I series against Australia in September.
The speedster featured in two games and bowled six overs in the rubber. His injury, however, reappeared and he was ruled out of the ensuing white-ball series against South Africa.
Bumrah's absence has concerned a number of fans, given he is India's pace bowling spearhead. Furthermore, bowling is one department where there is still some scope for improvement for the Men in Blue ahead of the showpiece event.
The 28-year-old was expected to solve India's death-bowling woes. However, the team management will need to return to the drawing board after Bumrah's injury prior to the crucial assignment.
Several citizens took to social media, expressing their worries over Bumrah's absence.
Here are some of the reactions:
Team India will be without their two senior pros at the T20 World Cup 2022. Apart from Bumrah, star all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja will also miss the tournament owing to a knee injury.
BCCI to name Jasprit Bumrah's replacement soon
The BCCI confirmed in its official statement that Bumrah's replacement for the T20 World Cup 2022 will be announced soon. Mohammed Shami and Deepak Chahar, who were named as the standbys for the marquee event, appear to be the frontrunners for the vacant spot.
"The BCCI Medical team has ruled out Team India fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah from the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup squad. The decision was taken following a detailed assessment and in consultation with the specialists.
"Bumrah, was initially ruled out from the ongoing Mastercard 3-match T20I series against South Africa due to a back injury. The BCCI will be naming a replacement for Jasprit Bumrah in the squad for the marquee tournament soon."
Mohammed Siraj, who replaced Bumrah in the Indian squad for their three-match T20I series against South Africa, could also earn a call-up for the marquee event.
India will open their T20 World Cup 2022 campaign with a blockbuster clash against arch-rivals Pakistan on October 23 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).
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