Suspense continues in the Indian squad regarding the T20 World Cup to be held in Australia next month. The BCCI is still waiting for Jasprit Bumrah to recover from a back injury. Meanwhile, news is coming that two extra pacers have been included in the team as a backup and net bowler. Hyderabad’s Mohammad Siraj and Jammu and Kashmir’s stormy pacer Umran Malik will fly to Perth with the Indian contingent on October 6. Where the team will train for about a week, then on 17 October the first warm-up match will be played in Brisbane.
Sportstar has told this news quoting its sources. At present, no such official information has come from the BCCI side. By the way, the Indian Cricket Board has not yet given any update on Bumrah going to the World Cup. However, on Friday morning, Mohammad Siraj was announced to be included in the team for the ongoing series against South Africa. Board secretary Jay Shah had told that Siraj will play in the remaining two matches instead of Bumrah, who is battling an injury. At present, Jasprit Bumrah is recovering from the injury under the supervision of the medical team.
It will now be interesting to see whether Jasprit Bumrah will continue his recovery in Australia by flying to Perth on 6 October or will he be asked to report at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) here in Bengaluru.