Mohammed Shami Replaces Jasprit Bumrah in India Squad for T20 World Cup 2022. Check official update

Published on: Oct 14, 2022 5:13 pm IST|Updated on: Oct 14, 2022 5:13 pm IST

T20 World Cup 2022

Indian Cricket Team are leaving no stone unturned in their preparations for the T20 World Cup 2022. They have played two warmup games against Western Australia’ and will now play two more warmup games against Australia and New Zealand on the 17th and 19th of October before beginning their campaign against Pakistan on the 23rd of October.

Mohammed Shami replaces Jasprit Bumrah in the Indian squad for the T20 World Cup 2022

The injury score for the Indian Cricket Team has been a cause of concern for them ahead of the T20 World Cup 2022. Two of their star players in Jasprit Bumrah and Ravindra Jadeja have been ruled out of the tournament along with Deepak Chahar, who was in the standby list.

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While Akshar Patel was the ideal replacement for Jadeja in the side, there were a lot of speculations about who’ll replace Bumrah in the side. Many fans and pundits revealed their choices and there was wait for the official confirmation.

However, BCCI has finally revealed the replacement for Jasprit Bumrah in the Indian side. Ace pacer Mohammad Shami has been named in the side. The fast bowler reached down under on Friday (14th October) and will soon join the team ahead of the warmup games.

Releasing the official statement, BCCI confirmed the development and also said that Mohammed Siraj and Shardul Thakur are named as the backup and will soon join the squad.

The All-India Senior Selection Committee has named Mohammed Shami as Jasprit Bumrah’s replacement in India’s ICC Men’s T20 World Cup squad. Shami has reached Australia and will link up with the squad in Brisbane ahead of the warm-up matches. Mohammed Siraj and Shardul Thakur have been named as backups and will travel to Australia shortly.”

Shami last played T20I for India during the T20 World Cup 2021. After that, he was not considered for the T20I team. But he had a staggering IPL 2022 as he was the leading wicket-taker for his side with 20 wickets from 16 games.

However, him being experienced along with a good record in Australian conditions, he can be a vital clog for the Indian team in the T20 World Cup. He’s likely to walk straight into the playing XI.

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Revised Indian squad for the T20 World Cup 2022

Here’s the revised Indian squad for ICC T20 World Cup: 

Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (vice-captain), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Dinesh Karthik (wicket-keeper), Hardik Pandya, R. Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh, Mohammed Shami.

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