“We will take the call in Australia”: Rohit Sharma provides update on Jasprit Bumrah’s replacement | T20 World Cup

Xtra Time Web Desk: Team India captain Rohit Sharma on Tuesday provided an update on Jasprit Bumrah’s replacement for the upcoming T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia. According to Rohit, a decision on Bumrah’s replacement will be taken in Australia.

“Bumrah is out of world cup; that will be a big miss. We need to find a guy, I don’t know who that guy is yet, there are a few guys. We will make that call in Australia,” Rohit said at the end of the third T20 against South Africa at Indore.

Mohammed Shami and Deepak Chahar are already in stand-by for the T20 World Cup. The selectors have also added Mohammed Siraj and Umran Malik as reserves. They will be travelling with the main squad to Australia.

The Indian team is scheduled to leave for Australia on Thursday, October 6. Rohit and his boys will be based in Perth before travelling to Brisbane for two practice games against Australia and New Zealand on October 17 & 19 respectively. The Indian cricket board has also organized a couple of practice games in Perth as well.

On being asked for the reason to chose Perth as base, Rohit said, “Lot of guys haven’t been to Australia. That’s why we are going there early and also play on bouncy conditions in Perth to see what we do out there. Only 7-8 are of squad have gone to Australia before. We have organised couple of practice games in Western Australia plus there are two ICC practice games.”