Jasprit Bumrah reportedly doubtful for T20 World Cup, Mohammed Shami might be back in Indian T20I squad after Asia Cup 2022

Jasprit Bumrah has not played any competitive cricket at all after the second ODI on England tour

One of India’s leading fast bowlers, Mohammed Shami, despite not playing even one T20I match since the last T20 World Cup might still be in contention for the next T20 World Cup in Australia because of the recent injury of Jasprit Bumrah.

Bumrah sustained a back injury on England’s tour and initially, when he had to sit out of the last ODI against England, the official word from the BCCI was that it was a case of back spasm and Bumrah would recover soon. But, it didn’t turn out to be the case.

Bumrah has not just missed the West Indies and the Zimbabwe tour since then, he has also been ruled out of the Asia Cup which is a tournament he must have played if he was fit. It is being reported now that Bumrah’s injury is not a case of back spasm and it’s actually a similar kind of back stress fracture that he suffered after the 2019 ODI World Cup.


Since the stress fractures take a lot more time to heal as compared to the back spasms, the selectors are now not certain about Bumrah’s availability for the T20 World Cup and since he will be needed to be replaced by an experienced fast bowler if he is not available, Mohammed Shami might be reconsidered for the T20I side.

Mohammed Shami might play the T20I series against South Africa and Australia after Asia Cup

After the last T20 World Cup, India seemed to have moved on from Shami in T20 cricket as the likes of Arshdeep Singh and Avesh Khan put on some good performances and cemented their place in the squad. While Arshdeep and Avesh are still in the squad for the Asia Cup, India might bring Mohammed Shami back after the Asia Cup to see where he stands with his T20 bowling.

For the Asia Cup, India has gone with an extra spinner in the place of Bumrah and has picked the young leggie Ravi Bishnoi.




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