Uncapped Bumrah to replace Shami in India T20 squad

Published 01/18/2016, 11:05 AM EST
Indian cricketer Mohammed Shami speaks during a news conference in Mumbai, India January 5, 2016. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui


MUMBAI (Reuters) – Fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah will replace injured Mohammed Shami in India’s squad for the three Twenty20 internationals against Australia, the country’s cricket board said on Monday.

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The 25-year-old has not played international cricket since finishing as India’s second-highest wicket taker at last year’s World Cup with 17 victims.

Shami underwent surgery in March and was named in the squad for the limited-overs series in Australia, only to be ruled out again with a hamstring injury.

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The 22-year-old Bumrah sprung to prominence playing for the Mumbai Indians franchise in the Indian Premier League and is the joint-highest wicket-taker in his country’s domestic Twenty20 competition this season.

(Reporting by Sudipto Ganguly; editing by Ed Osmond)

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