T20: Siraj to replace Bumrah in India Squad

By Chimezie Nebolisa

Mohammed Siraj has been called to the India’s national cricket team for the remaining Twenty20 matches against South Africa.

Siraj replaces Jasprit Bumrah, whose World Cup is in severe doubt followin a back injury.

Bumrah had missed Wednesday’s opening win over the Proteas and he is under the supervision of a medical team, and the team start their T20 World Cup campaign in three weeks.

The 28-year-old has a stress fracture of the back and has called for his withdrawal from the tournament in Australia a certainty.

He has played 30 tests, 72 ODIs and 60 T20Is for India since making his international debut in January 2016.

India’s final two matches against South Africa are on Sunday and Tuesday, also at home.