Ind vs Aus 4th test – Jasprit Bumrah set to miss 4th test: Big setback for Team India, Jasprit Bumrah ruled out of fourth Test against Australia due to abdominal strain: The injury-ravaged Indian team was dealt another blow on Tuesday as pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah is all set to miss the fourth Test against Australia in Brisbane due to an abdominal strain.
Bumrah, key to India’s attack, sustained the strain during the drawn third Test in Sydney.
Notably, Bumrah was seen clutching his abdomen repeatedly during Australia’s second innings on the third day’s play in Sydney. He even left the field once for medical attention. However, he bowled 25 overs in all, in a total of 87 overs that India sent down before Australia declared.
It has been learnt that Bumrah’s scan reports showed a strain and the Indian team management does not want him to aggravate the injury, keeping in mind the upcoming four-Test series against England.
“Jasprit Bumrah suffered an abdominal strain while fielding in Sydney. He is going to sit out of the Brisbane Test but is expected to be available against England,” a BCCI source told PTI.
It is now expected that two-Test old Mohammed Siraj will be leading the Indian attack and will be joined by Navdeep Saini, Shardul Thakur and T Natarajan in the Brisbane Test, starting January 15.