New Delhi: Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah and off-spinner Washington Sundar have been ruled out of the T20Is series in England next week. While Bumrah has suffered a broken finger, it is learnt that Washington has twisted his ankle while playing football before the second T20I against Ireland.
He didn’t train the following day and was rested for the second game of the series. Reports claim that the pacer underwent a scan of his injured hand and the results are yet to be revealed. He could return to the set-up for the three-match ODI series against England, starting on 12 July in Nottingham. Deepak Chahar, who has snared seven scalps in the ongoing one-day tri-series, also involving England Lions and Windies A, will replace him in the T20I squad.
Meanwhile, Washington Sundar, the all-rounder, has been ruled out of both the T20I and ODI series due to a right ankle injury, which he suffered whilst playing football during India’s practice session in Malahide on Tuesday.
Spin-bowling all-rounders, Krunal Pandya and Axar Patel, will replace Sundar for T2OIs and ODIs respectively. Both of them are presently playing for India A in the tri-series. Axar has snared five scalps at an average of 20, while Krunal has bagged two wickets so far in the tournament.
Bumrah is likely to be replaced by either Shardul Thakur or Deepak Chahar. Bumrah will miss the ODI series too. Thakur and Chahar were part of the IPL-winning Chennai Super Kings team, with Thakur picking 16 wickets and Chahar taking 10 in the season. They are also part of the India A team currently in England taking part in the tri-series along with West Indies.
The first match of the T20I series is set to begin on 3 July at Old Trafford.