Injured Bumrah set to miss Brisbane Test

  • Injured Bumrah set to miss Brisbane Test

Injured Bumrah set to miss Brisbane Test

He was hit on the hand by a Pat Cummins bouncer while batting on Day 3 of the third Test in Sydney.

The state government has provided exemptions for players to train and play at the Gabba, and mingle in communal areas of the inner-city hotel that has been booked out entirely by Cricket Australia (CA).

If Ashwin does get the green signal to play, then India might go in with six batsmen and five bowlers, including two spin-bowling all-rounders in Washington Sundar- who was asked to stay back after the white-ball fixtures- and the former. The directives also denied them the use of the swimming pool as Queensland, of which Brisbane is the capital, seeks to avoid community transmission of Covid-19. There was speculation that India wouldn't travel to Brisbane, though there was no official statement from either the BCCI or CA on this isssue. The BCCI has reportedly not been too understanding of the situation and senior members of the board - who are enquiring about their players - have no idea what president Sourav Ganguly & Co. are up to. It has been assured that there will be room service and house keeping. Both teams are being subjected to strict quarantine rules as they have arrived in Queensland from Sydney in New South Wales, which saw a rise in Covid-19 cases recently. But they would like to go out for a stroll later in the day.

His absence for the fourth test in Brisbane will deprive India of a key allrounder, while the absence of strike bowler Bumrah - if confirmed - would be a major setback for an already depleted attack that is missing injured fast bowlers Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma and Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

In what comes as another big blow for the Indian team, Jasprit Bumrah is set to miss the fourth Test at Brisbane.

India's pace reserves include Shardul Thakur and T Natarajan who had been included in the squad ahead of the Sydney Test.

Cricket Australia confirmed on Tuesday afternoon that the Victorian batsman would be monitored in the coming days ahead of the Brisbane match.