'We need to find a guy' - Rohit Sharma on Jasprit Bumrah’s replacement for T20 World Cup 2022

Indian captain Rohit Sharma is still unsure of who can replace Jasprit Bumrah in the Indian team for the T20 World Cup 2022.

View : 1.3K

2 Min Read

Rohit sharma post match presentation
Rohit sharma post match presentation. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Going into the T20 World Cup 2022, India’s bowling is a major concern for the team management and also for the fans of the game. In the recently concluded T20I series against South Africa, the majority of the bowlers looked pale and thus, the team conceded 220 plus runs in the final two T20Is of the series.

With Jasprit Bumrah being ruled out of the mega tournament in Australia, problems are plenty for team India and captain Rohit Sharma is still unsure of the player who can replace Bumrah in the squad.

After losing the final T20I of the series, Rohit Sharma in the post-match conference shared an update stating that the team is yet to find a replacement of Jasprit Bumrah. At the moment, he wants to provide clarity to all the bowlers but is confident of the potential that every other bowler has.

“Bumrah is out of the 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,” the 35-year-old said after the match.

“We need to look at our bowling to see what more options we can find in the powerplay, middle overs and death overs. We are still working towards it. Guys need a lot more clarity and it's my job to make it happen. It's a work in progress,” the captain added.

Umran Malik, Kuldeep Sen and R Sai Kishore are likely to be India’s net bowlers for T20 World Cup 2022: Report

As Indian players are all set to leave for Australia, some reports claim that the likes of Umran Malik, Kuldeep Sen and R Sai Kishore will travel with the squad as India’s net bowlers for the upcoming T20 World Cup. However, nothing as such has been mentioned by any team official.

On the other hand, Mohammad Siraj, Mohammad Shami and Deepak Chahar are currently the favourites to replace Jasprit Bumrah in the squad. Siraj who played in the final T20I of the series against South Africa conceded 44 in his four overs and failed to pick a wicket.

On the other hand, Chahar picked up three wickets in the series and has an economy of 8.00. Meanwhile, Shami, who tested positive for COVID-19 before the series hasn't played a T20I for India since the T20 World Cup 2021.

Get every cricket updates! Follow Us:


Download Our App

For a better experience: Download the CricTracker app from the IOS and Google Play Store