Jasprit Bumrah to replace Mohammed Shami for T20 series. T20 series will start on 26th January 2016. Jasprit Jasbirsingh Bumrah is born on 6th December, 1993 in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. He is an Indian right-arm fast-medium bowler who plays cricket for Gujarat and the Mumbai Indians.
For T20 series, Jasprit will replace paceman Mohammed Shami, who was ruled out of the tour due to injury. The 22-year-old youngster has been among the wickets for Gujarat, bagging 14 scalps in nine Syed Mushtaq Ali matches.
Jasprit said that “It is a wonderful feeling. I was expecting this since I was on standby.” Bumrah will leave for Australia on January 22 along with other T20I team members – Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh, Ashish Nehra, Suresh Raina and Hardik Pandya.
Shami had suffered the injury during a warm up T20 match against Western Australia. This breakdown could prove a huge setback for Mohammed Shami since he had made his comeback after nine months in the national team.
Shami, who received a hamstring injury was ruled out previously from the ODI series in Australia. Bhuvaneshwar Kumar has replaced the right arm pacer in the ongoing series.
Bumrah made a successful Indian Premier League debut for the Mumbai Indians on 4 April 2013, taking 3/32 against Royal Challengers Bangalore.