The injury-ravaged Indian team was dealt another blow on Tuesday as pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah was ruled out of the fourth Test against Australia thanks to an abdominal strain.
Bumrah, key to India’s attack, sustained the strain during the drawn third Test in Sydney.
It has been learnt that Bumrah’s scan reports showed a strain and therefore the Indian team management doesn’t want him to aggravate the injury, keeping in mind the upcoming four-Test series against England.
“Jasprit Bumrah suffered an abdominal strain while fielding in Sydney. he’s getting to sit out of the Brisbane Test but is predicted to be available against England,” a BCCI source told PTI.
It is now expected that two-Test old Mohammed Siraj are going to be leading the Indian attack and can be joined by Navdeep Saini, Shardul Thakur and T Natarajan within the Brisbane Test, starting January 15.