Bumrah’s injury will be a blow for the Indian team – considering his form and accuracy in shorter formats of the game. “But he was very good in the Tests in South Africa as well and team management will hope that he gets fit in time for the Test series against England. It’s a big blow for India. Hope his replacement will do a good job of it,” a source in the know of things told TOI on Saturday.
India are likely to draft in either Mumbai paceman Shardul Thakur or Rajasthan pacer Deepak Chahar as possible replacement. Both were part of the Chennai Super Kings side that won the Indian Premier League this year and consequently made the India A side which is currently touring England.
India will play three T20Is and three ODIs in England and the team management is looking at the series as a preparation for the 50-over World Cup which will also take place in England next year.