Umesh Yadav will replace Jasprit Bumrah in India’s Test squad for the home series against South Africa, starting from October 2.
In a press release by the BCCI, Jasprit Bumrah sustained a minor stress fracture in his lower back and has been ruled out of the Test series against South Africa. Fast bowler Umesh Yadav would replace him.
This news comes as a major setback for India as Jasprit Bumrah was in phenomenal form during the West Indies tour. Bumrah had picked up 13 wickets from the two Test matches in the West Indies, which included a hat-trick.
Umesh Yadav last played a Test match during India’s tour of Australia in 2018. Yadav will join Mohammed Shami and Ishant Sharma among the fast bowlers in the Test squad.
Umesh Yadav has played 41 Test matches for India and picked 119 wickets at an average of 33.47. He also holds a decent economy of 3.58 in Test cricket and has two five-wicket haul to his name.
India will host South Africa for the first Test in Visakhapatnam. The other two Tests will be played in Pune and Ranchi respectively.
Source : Various