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Bumrah ruled out of Brisbane Test

In what could be yet another blow for the injury-ravaged Indian side touring Down Under, key pacer Jasprit Bumrah has also been ruled out of the fourth Test against Australia due to an abdominal strain.

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According to PTI, Bumrah’s scan reports showed a strain. With India having to play a four-match Test series against England next, the team management does not want the pace spearhead to aggravate the injury.

“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,” said a BCCI source.

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The news comes a day after all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja was ruled out of the fourth Test with a fractured thumb, while Hanuma Vihari also suffering a torn hamstring and unlikely to be a part of the playing XI at The Gabba.

Team India so far have lost their three frontline seamers on the tour, as they had earlier lost Mohammad Shami after the first Test with a fractured forearm, and then Umesh Yadav in the middle of the second Test with a calf injury.

Mohammad Siraj, who has so far played only two Tests, is now likely to lead the Indian pace attack. He will be joined by Navdeep Saini, Shardul Thakur and T Natarajan.

India are also sweating over the availability of Ravichandran Ashwin as the all-rounder had woken up with a “tweak” in his back that had left him in “unbelievable pain” before starring with the bat on the final day at SCG.

After an epic draw in Sydney which helped India keep the series levelled at 1-1, they will face Australia for the series-deciding fourth and final Test in Brisbane starting January 15.

 

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