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Injured Bumrah makes way for Umesh Yadav in Test series against South Africa

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New Delhi: Pacer Umesh Yadav will replace fellow quick Jasprit Bumrah for the upcoming three-match Test series against South Africa.

Bumrah has sustained a minor stress fracture in his lower back and has been ruled out of the upcoming Freedom Series for Gandhi-Mandela Trophy.

Bumrah’s injury was detected “during a routine radiological screening. He will now undergo rehabilitation at NCA and will be monitored by the BCCI Medical Team,” the board announced on Tuesday.

Yadav has played 41 Tests so far, picking up 119 wickets at an average of 33.47. The first Tests begins on October 2 in Vizag, followed by matches in Pune and Ranchi.

India’s Test squad: Virat Kohli (c), Mayank Agarwal, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wk), Wriddhiman Saha (Wicket-keeper), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Shubman Gill