India VS South Africa Test Series: Jasprit Bumrah Ruled Out Due To Injury, Umesh Yadav Named Replacement
New Delhi: Pacer Umesh Yadav will replace Jasprit Bumrah in India's Test team for the home series against South Africa. The series will begin from October 2. The announcement was made by the BCCI in a press release. According to the release from BCCI, Jasprit Bumrah has sustained a minor stress fracture in his lower back and has been ruled out of the Test series against South Africa. Umesh Yadav played his last test match for team India in India's tour of Australia in 2018. Bumrah's drop is considered as a major setback as his performance has been incredible during the West Indies tour, where he picket 13 wickets including a hat trick in two test matches.
Umesh Yadav will join Mohammed Shami and Ishant Sharma among the fast bowlers in the Test squad. He has been out of Indian squad for a while now.
Umesh Yadav has played 41 Test matches for India and picked 119 wickets at an average of 33.47, with economy of 3.58 in Test cricket and has two five-wicket hauls to his name.