India’s premier fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah has been ruled out of the Test series due to stress fracture and Umesh Yadav has been named his replacement.
Bumrah was in supreme Test match form as he ripped apart the West Indies batting line-up in their recent tour to the Caribbean.
This is a huge blow to the Indian team because Bumrah was enjoying a purple patch. South Africa is going to face India in the Test series and the absence of Jasprit will certainly dent the progress and morale of the hosts. It also gives the Proteas an opportunity to leave their mark in red-ball cricket in India.