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India have been dealt a massive blow as pace bowler Jasprit Bumrah has been ruled out of the three-match Twenty20 series against England with a fractured left thumb.
Bumrah sustained the injury during the first Twenty20 International against Ireland in Dublin on June 27.
Bumrah, who turned up to India’s optional training session on Thursday but did not train, underwent scans and missed the second Twenty20 International on Friday.
With Bumrah out, uncapped seamer Deepak Chahar will replace him for the Twenty20 series against England.
Chahar was one of the bowlers that impressed during this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL) as he took 10 wickets in 12 games for the Chennai Super Kings at an average of 27.80.
Meanwhile, spinner Washington Sundar has been sidelined for the Twenty20 and ODI series against England due to an ankle injury.
Sundar rolled his ankle while playing football during a training session, and will be replaced by Krunal Pandya for the Twenty20 series and Axar Patel for the ODIs.
Pandya has yet to make his international debut, while Patel last played ODI cricket in October 2017.