MUMBAI – Indian fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah has been ruled out of the home test series against South Africa after suffering a stress fracture in his back and will be replaced by Umesh Yadav, the country's cricket board (BCCI) said on Tuesday.
Bumrah, 25, was India's leading bowler at the 50-over World Cup with 18 victims and he took 13 wickets in the recent two-test series in West Indies at an exceptional average of 9.23.
"Jasprit Bumrah has sustained a minor stress fracture in his lower back and has been ruled out of the upcoming series for Gandhi-Mandela Trophy against South Africa," the BCCI said in a statement.
Bumrah's spell of 5-7 in the first test made him the first Asian bowler to complete five-wicket hauls in Australia, England, South Africa and West Indies -- in only his 11th test.
Yadav, who has taken 119 wickets in 41 tests, last played for India in December in Australia.