T20 World Cup: Injury woes continue for India; Another Star pacer ruled out of T20 World Cup; replacement announced

T20 World Cup 2022: The upcoming T20 World Cup is just a few days away from its start. All teams have almost reached Australia in order to prepare for the marquee event. But it doesn’t look like India’s problems will ever end. India suffered yet another blow when ace pacer Jasprit Bumrah was ruled out of the tournament.

Star pacer Deepak Chahar has been ruled out of the T20 World Cup due to a back issue. Chahar, who performed brilliantly against South Africa in T20Is, missed the ODI series. And now, it has been learnt as per the reports of Sports Tak that the 30-year-old has been ruled out and will not be able to fly to Australia.

Notably, Chahar made his comeback in the ODI series against Zimbabwe a month back. He impressed everyone straight away and was among the first choice pacers to replace Bumrah in the squad. He had already been chosen as the reserve player for the T20 World Cup.

Chahar also did well in the South Africa T20I series. This will be another major setback for the Indian players, who are already suffering from injuries and bowling issues.

T20 World Cup 2022: India announces Shardul Thakur as Chahar’s replacement

The reports further suggest that India has named Shardul Thakur, who was part of the recently concluded ODI series against South Africa. He will join the Indian team in Australia as a standby. On the other hand, Mohammed Shami, who is likely to replace Bumrah, will have to undergo a fitness test at the National Cricket Academy (NCA).

If declared fit, he will join the team in Australia. On the other hand, Mohammed Siraj has also claimed his opportunity with both hands and did an amazing job in the three ODIs. He took five wickets in three games and won the “Player of the Series” award. Shami, Siraj, and Shardul will travel to Australia on Thursday (October 13).

Team India, who are in Australia, are playing their warm-up games against Western Australia XI. After that, they will play with New Zealand and Australia on October 17 and 19, ahead of their first match against Pakistan on October 23.

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