Headed by Rohit Sharma Due to the absence of Jasprit Bumrah, Team India is in a precarious position. The T20 World Cup, which begins on October 16 in Australia, will not include the famous bowler because of a back problem. The team’s strategy has been hampered by Bumrah’s absence from the starting lineup, as was once again shown in the T20I series against South Africa.

India’s pacers struggled to build on their strong start in the series opener as they allowed more than 200 runs to be scored in the next two games. The trio of Mohammed Siraj, Harshal Patel, and Deepak Chahar contributed over 40 runs in each of their individual four-over quotas in the last T20I in Indore, which South Africa won by 49 runs.

Although the BCCI has not yet announced Bumrah’s replacement for the championship match, team captain Rohit provided a significant update on the matter after the game. In response, the captain said that any choice would be made when the squad arrived in Australia and that the bowler’s prior experience in Australian conditions would also be taken into account.

“Since Bumrah will not be playing in the World Cup, we must locate a bowler with Australian bowling expertise. Although we are unsure of the bowler’s identity, we shall discover it once we get in Australia, “At the post-match awards ceremony, Rohit stated.

According to the current lineup, the two backup bowlers who will be traveling to Australia with the squad are Mohammed Shami and Deepak Chahar. The last match on Tuesday night included Mohammed Siraj, who had been called up as a last-minute substitute for Bumrah before the South Africa T20Is.

Although Siraj had a good red-ball performance during the renowned Test series victory over Australia on Australian soil in 2020–2021, Shami is the most seasoned of the three.

Chahar, on the other hand, was a regular in the playing XI for both the home T20I series against Australia and South Africa and could well be considered above the two in the main squad for the World Cup.