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Can’t have Bumrah breaking down 10 days before World Cup: Roger Binny

Newly elected BCCI president Roger Binny on Thursday reiterated that there was a pressing need to address players getting injured frequently, saying “you can’t have a Jasprit Bumrah breaking down 10 days before the World Cup”. Bumrah was ruled out of the T20 World Cup with a back injury three days before the Indian team was to fly out for Australia. With Mohammad Shami battling COVID-19 at the same time, the BCCI waited till the 11th hour for him to get fully fit before being named as Bumrah’s replacement. Binny had also touched upon this topic after taking charge as the BCCI chief on Tuesday. “We need to address why and how are players are getting injured so badly. We need to address why they are breaking down so easily. Not just now but also in the last four five years,” Binny said at...
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T20 World Cup: Dale Steyn puts his weight behind Mohammed Shami as Jasprit Bumrah’s replacement

With the T20 World Cup in just a couple of weeks, Team India have landed in a fix, with their star pacer Jasprit Bumrah ruled out of the tournament due to injury. While it’s still not clear who will replace the experienced speedster, the names of Mohammed Shami, Mohammad Siraj and Deepak Chahar have all come up in conversations. India captain Rohit Sharma had said they have not zeroed in on a replacement for Bumrah. “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.” South Africa legend Dale Steyn, however, is very clear on his replacement option as he threw his weight behind Shami. Speaking to Star Sports ahead of the 1st ODI between India and South Africa, he said, ...
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‘I don’t know who that guy is [to replace Jasprit Bumrah]. Will make that call in Australia’: Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma has said that India haven’t yet identified who will replace Jasprit Bumrah in the playing XI in Australia in the T20 world cup. “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 Australia. He also jested a bit about Suryakumar Yadav’s form. “There are lots of areas of concern. To start with Surya’s form is a bit of concern (laughs!)” At the end of the second T20 he had joked that he might not play Suryakumar until the 23rd against Pakistan in the World Cup opener to preserve his form. Moving on, he addressed the issues in bowling and said India needed to find a way. “We need to look at our bowling to see ...