The Indian Fast bowler – Jasprit Bumrah was ruled out of India’s Test squad for the home series against South Africa which is set to begin from October 2.
Bumrah who was rested for the recently concluded T20 against South Africa has suffered minor stress fracture in his lower back and Umesh Yadav has been named as his replacement.
Bumrah has picked up 13 wickets from the two-Test matches in the West Indies with a hat-trick. Being an extraordinary performance in the West Indies tour, his out of presence in the upcoming Test became a problem.
Moreover, Umesh Yadav last played a Test match during India’s tour of Australia in 2018. He has played 41 Test matches for India and picked 119 wickets at an average of 33.47. He also holds a decent economy of 3.58 in Test cricket and has two five-wicket hauls to his name.
Umesh Yadav, who has been out of the Indian team for quite some time now, will join Mohammed Shami and Ishant Sharma among the fast bowlers in the Test squad.
The first Test between India and South Africa is scheduled to play at Visakhapatnam while the other two Tests will be played in Pune and Ranchi respectively.
India’s squad for 3 Tests: Virat Kohli (Captain), Mayank Agarwal, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (Wicket-keeper), Wriddhiman Saha (Wicket-keeper), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Shubman Gill.
JUST IN: Jasprit Bumrah, the @MRFWorldwide No.3 ranked Test bowler in the world, has been ruled out of India's Test series against South Africa with a "minor stress fracture in his lower back". Umesh Yadav will replace him in the squad. pic.twitter.com/Ck3Fuq2QmZ
— ICC (@ICC) September 24, 2019