England vs India: Jasprit Bumrah ruled out of 3rd ODI due to back spasms

ENG vs IND, 3rd ODI: Jasprit Bumrah is currently the leading wicket-taker of the three-match series, having picked up eight wickets from two matches.

Jasprit Bumrah of India. Courtesy: AP

Jasprit Bumrah of India. Courtesy: AP

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Jasprit Bumrah is currently the leading wicket-taker of the series
  • Bumrah picked up 6 wickets in the first ODI
  • Bumrah picked up 2 wickets in the Lord’s ODI

Jasprit Bumrah, on Sunday, July 17, was ruled out of India’s third and final ODI against England at Old Trafford in Manchester. The speedster missed out after he complained of back spasms and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) updated on the same.

Bumrah is currently the leading wicket-taker of the series, having picked up eight wickets from two matches at an economy rate of 8.50. The pacer started the series on an impressive note after he picked up a six-wicket haul in the first game at Kennington Oval in London.

On the back of his spell, India defeated England by 10 wickets to take a 1-0 lead in the series. Bumrah also registered the best figures by an Indian bowler against the Three Lions in ODIs. In the second match at Lord’s, the speedster accounted for two scalps, although India lost by 100 runs.

In the meantime, Mohammed Siraj replaced Bumrah in the playing XI at Old Trafford. Siraj last played an ODI against the West Indies back in February at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.

Arshdeep Singh, who made his international debut in the T20I series against the Brits, failed to make the cut. As per the BCCI, the left-arm seamer is yet to recover from his right abdominal strain.

After winning the toss, India elected to field first. In Manchester, India have played 11 ODIs, out of which they have won five and lost six. Siraj, in the meantime, has picked up two important wickets of Jonny Bairstow and Joe Root.

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