Teamindia, who are on a tour of Australia, continue to face one setback after another. Several key players have already left the series, with fresh pacer Jaspreet Bumra stepping down recently. Bumrah missed the only remaining match of the series due to abdominal pain. This has caused concern in the Indian cricket camp.


The team is frustrated that Bumrah is not playing on a pitch that is conducive to pace. On the one hand, despite the team India dilemma, Saini, Siraj, Shardul Thakur and Natarajan have already proved their mettle in pace bowling. Jadeja is likely to be replaced by Shardul Thakur and Bumrah will be replaced by Natarajan in the final squad.

Bumrah suffered a stomach ache while fielding in the Sydney Test. We want to limit Bumrah to the reserve bench for the Brisbane Test. We hope Bumrah will be available for the series against England, "said a senior BCCI official. With the departure of Bumrah, Mohammad Siraj will be the leading bowler for Team India pace bowling. Navdeep Saini, Shardul Thakur and T Natarajan will join the team.

The final fourth Test starts on January 15. The team that wins this Test match wins the series. So far three Tests have been played and both teams have won in a row. The third Test ended in a draw.