After Jasprit Bumrah, another star pacer ruled out of T20 WC, Shardul Thakur named as replacement
With not much time left before the start of the T20 World Cup, India's problems seem to be increasing more and more. India's worry with injuries hasn't stopped, and the latest addition to this list is star-bowling all-rounder Deepak Chahar.
Chahar, who was part of the recent T20I home series against South Africa, was ruled out of the three-match ODIs due to a back issue. And as per the latest developments, the pacer will not be able to fly to Australia, so he has been ruled out of the upcoming T20 World Cup.
That means India's issues have been increased as he was the frontrunner to replace injured Jasprit Bumrah for the ICC event and was part of the standby players. As per the reports suggest from Sports Tak, it has been learnt that he will not make it to the upcoming mega event.
The 30-year-old has shown good bowling form since he made his return from injury. He was part of the ODI series against Zimbabwe and was picked for Australia's T20I series as a standby. However, as he has been ruled out now, Shardul Thakur has been named as his replacement in the team.
Shardul will travel to Australia as a reserve player. He, along with Mohammed Shami and Mohammed Siraj, will fly to Australia on October 13 (Thursday). These three will join the rest of the team, who are doing their training in Perth for the upcoming T20 World Cup.
Until now, it has been learnt that Shami will replace the injured Bumrah for the tournament. But he will have to undergo a fitness test at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru, while Siraj has proved his contention in the recently concluded ODI series against South Africa and ended up winning the "Man of the Series" award.
On the other hand, India is currently playing its two warm-up games against Western Australia. The first match they won by 13 runs, with the second game to be played. Then, they will face New Zealand and Australia on October 17 and 19, respectively.