Who Will Replace Jasprit Bumrah in the INDIA T20 World Cup Team? In regards to Jasprit Bumrah’s successor, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the National Selectors are at odds. On Monday, the Indian pace spearhead was declared ineligible for the next ICC T20 World Cup 2022. The obvious choice to replace Bumrah should have been Mohammad Shami, one of the four standbys that the national selectors had announced for the showcase tournament in Australia. But when doubts about his preparedness were voiced, selectors are now now considering Mohammed Siraj’s name.
The BCCI’s announcement that Bumrah is ineligible for the WC is more evidence that choosing to replace him with Shami won’t be an easy choice.
In a statement released on Monday, the BCCI promised to “shortly” designate a substitute for Jasprit Bumrah in the team for the major competition. If the scenario had been different, Shami would have been a perfect substitute.
After Shami PROVES that he is physically fit, it is thought that he may still be selected for the draft.
Mohammed Siraj is the alternate choice before the national selectors and team management. In the T20I squad for the present series against South Africa, Siraj is Bumrah’s substitute.
Has Shami recovered fully? Shami or the BCCI have not yet made the formal announcement that Shami is completely recovered. Recently, Shami from his side shared a video of him playing bowling at his FARMHOUSE’s NETS.
Before being selected for the T20 World CUP, the national selectors want that Shami play at least one game. Shami’s name, however, did not appear on the roster for the South Africa ODI Series.
This demonstrates unequivocally that selectors are still unsure about Shami’s level of fitness. For a FITNESS Test to NCA, an experienced pacer has now been requested for this purpose. Shami’s FITNESS Test is anticipated to take place either on Wednesday or Thursday.
Both the national selectors and the team management wanted Shami to participate in a match before adding him to the World Cup roster. The outcome will be interesting to see, but Shami and Siraj are probably going to tie for first place.
Meanwhile, Siraj is anticipated to be chosen ahead of others as Bumrah’s substitute in the event that Shami is unable to demonstrate his fitness.
When does India go for the T20 World Cup? Shami may be requested to remain behind and join the World Cup team later, when the reserves go after the SA ODI series, even though Team India is scheduled to depart for Australia on October 6. On October 17 and 19, India will play two exhibition games versus Australia and New Zealand.
On October 12, India will also compete against Western Australia in a warm-up game. The team management would like Shami to regain full match fitness before that.
India T20 WC squad
Rohit Sharma (capt), KL Rahul (vice-capt), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant (WK), Dinesh Karthik (WK), Hardik Pandya, R. Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh.
Reserve players: Mohammad Shami, Shreyas Iyer, Ravi Bishnoi, Deepak Chahar.