Although the BCCI haven’t launched a direct alternative for Jasprit Bumrah within the Indian squad for the T20 World Cup, Mohammad Shami is anticipated to be the strongest amongst contenders to switch the 28-year-old within the lineup come the world match.
Shami has departed for Australia alongside Mohammed Siraj and Shardul Thakur. The 32-year-old took to his Instagram to submit a carousel of photographs in flight en path to Australia.
“The crew administration wished to see all of the gamers earlier than taking a name. Shami was already on standby and after Deepak Chahar’s damage, we wanted to ship extra names as a standby alternative. So we requested crew administration they usually felt that allow all gamers fly to Australia and they’ll assess the gamers and take a name on it,” the official told the Indian Express.
Shami hasn’t performed a T20I for the reason that World Cup final 12 months, the place he was India’s new ball bowler. He has performed solely 17 T20Is since making his debut within the format towards Pakistan in 2014, however has a great ODI report in Australia, with 22 wickets at a mean of 26.63.