IND vs AUS Test Series: Another massive blow reckons on Tuesday as Indian speedster Jaspreet Bumrah has been ruled out of the 4th Test against Australia (IND vs AUS) due to an abdominal strain, claim BCCI sources. Bumrah, a key success for Team India, sustained the strain during the third Test in Sydney which resulted in a draw. Bumrah's scan reports show a minor strain and the Indian team management does not want him to provoke further injury, keeping in mind the forthcoming four-match Test series against England, kick-starting on Feb 5.
Bumrah is the third Indian pacer after Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav, to be injured during the ongoing Test series. India also lost the services of batsman KL Rahul who has hit in nets and suffered an injury that forced him to return to home soil. Ajinkaya Rahane led Team India is already down under and will miss the services of their key man Ravindra Jadeja, who has been ruled out due to a dislocated thumb. The Border-Gavaskar series stands at 1-1 right now.
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''Jasprit Bumrah suffered an abdominal strain while fielding in Sydney Test. Bumrah is going to be benched in the much-awaited fourth Test against Australia but is expected to be available against England series," a BCCI source told PTI.
Moreover, there will also be concern over veteran Ravichandran Ashwin (back injury) and Hanuma Vihari (hamstring pain) who lasted 258 balls during the final day of the Sydney Test.
Young lad Mohammad Siraj will be leading the Indian bowling attack and will be joined equally by some other youngsters like Navdeep Saini, Shardul Thakur. While T Natarajan is likely to make his Test debut for the 4th and the final match of the ongoing India tour of Australia. The Gabba Test will commence on January 15-19 at 5:30 AM IST.
The hosts Australia has not lost a single Test at the Brisbane ground since 1988.