India has been dealt a massive blow going into the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 with Jasprit Bumrah ruled out of the tournament with a back stress fracture.
The 28-year-old had picked up a back injury earlier last month, which had ruled him out of the Asia Cup. He returned for the three-match T20I series against Australia, which India won 2-1, and picked up a wicket in two matches.
He was also named part of India’s squad for the subsequent white-ball series against South Africa, but he did not play the first T20I in Thiruvananthapuram after he complained of backache. The decision was taken following a detailed assessment after he was ruled out of the South Africa T20Is.
The BCCI on Monday, 3 October confirmed the pacer has been ruled out of the marquee tournament.
He is the second senior player to miss the T20 World Cup for India with an injury after Ravindra Jadeja, who is recovering from knee surgery.