Will be back stronger: asserts Bumrah after Test series rule out

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A frayed case can be made for a tenuous link between Bumrah's exertions for Mumbai Indians and his current predicament, though even Langer will be hard pressed to present his point forcefully, logically and with the weight of solid evidence in support. | File Photo: Twitter

The Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) announced on Tuesday (September 24) that pacer Umesh Yadav will be replacing Indian pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah in the three-Test series against South Africa.

Bumrah has been ruled out of the series after a lower back injury was caught during a routine radiological screening.

The 25-year-old, on Wednesday (September 25) said that he will come back stronger after recovering from his injury.

“Injuries are part & parcel of the sport. Thank you for all your recovery wishes. My head is held high & I am aiming for a comeback that’s stronger than the setback,” Bumrah tweeted.

Bumrah has been rested from the recently-concluded Twenty 20 series against the Proteas which ended in a 1-1 draw.

It is also likely that Bumrah might miss the upcoming T20 and Test series against Bangladesh scheduled for next month.

Also read: Umesh Yadav replaces Bumrah in SA tests starting Oct 2 in Vizag

The Test series will start on October 2 in Visakhapatnam followed by the second and third test in Pune and Ranchi.

The paceman, with a slingshot, is feared by batsmen for his immaculate line and length, particularly the perfectly-placed yorkers

In the Test series against the West Indies, which was his last assignment, Bumrah emerged as the wrecker-in-chief for India with 13 wickets in two Tests.

He became the fastest Indian pacer to take 50 wickets in Tests during the course of that assignment last month.

He achieved the feat during the second Test against the Caribbean side in his 11th Test, surpassing Venkatesh Prasad and Mohammed Shami, who took 13 matches each to touch the mark.

(With inputs from agencies)

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