Chahar had competed in the T20 series against South Africa but developed a back issue and was forced to skip the ODI series
Pacer Deepak Chahar, who was a strong contender to replace Jasprit Bumrah in the Indian squad for the T20 World Cup, has been ruled out of the marquee event due to a back injury, BCCI sources said on Wednesday.
While Chahar, a stand-by player for the World Cup, will miss the plane to Australia, the national selectors have asked pacers Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj and Shardul Thakur to join the squad.
The trio will fly to Australia on Wednesday night.
“Deepak will take some time to get fit. His back issue has flared up again. His ankle is fine and there wasn’t any problem there. So, BCCI is sending three reinforcements, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj and Shardul Thakur,” a BCCI official told PTI on conditions of anonymity.
One among the three pacers will replace Bumrah in the squad of 15.
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Since the team has time till October 15 to announce Bumrah’s replacement, the team management has time to check out form and fitness of all three pacers.
Chahar had competed in the T20 series against South Africa but developed a back issue and was forced to skip the ODI series. He reported to National Cricket Academy (NCA) for rehabilitation.
Chahar missed cricketing action for nearly six months early this year after suffering a hamstring tear, which was followed by a back injury. He came back during the tour of Zimbabwe.
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