Fit-Again Hooda Joins India’s T20 World Cup Team in Australia

The batter is said to have recovered from the slight back ailment that caused him to miss the Twenty20 International series in South Africa. The injury led him to miss the series in South Africa.

Thursday morning saw fourteen players of India’s Twenty20 World Cup squad boarding an aircraft to Australia to get a head start on preparations for the competition. Deepak Hooda was one of the players that participated in the game.

Jasprit Bumrah’s Replacement Yet to Be Published

The name of the 15th team member, who will replace Jasprit Bumrah, has not been made public at this time. It is believed that Hooda has recovered from the back niggle that caused him to miss the Twenty20 International series in South Africa.

Hooda had to sit out the series since it was played in South Africa. After that, he (the staff) at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru, where he had reported along with Bumrah in the last week of September.

He provided him with treatment and conducted a thorough medical examination on him. In addition to this, throughout the whole procedure, he was provided with medicine to assist him in feeling better.

The player who will take Bumrah’s spot is expected to depart with the traveling reserves following the conclusion of the current one-day international series against South Africa on October 11.

The replacement for Bumrah is expected to be named by the selectors later this week. Mohammed Shami has taken the lead in the competition to succeed Bumrah as the team’s primary bowler.

In the press conference that took place after the Twenty20 Internationals held in South Africa were over, India’s head coach Rahul Dravid made a few suggestions that pointed in this general direction.

While mentioning that the 15th member would be selected after they were in Australia, Rohit Sharma also suggested that the team management wanted someone who has experience playing in Australia.

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Previous Experience to Remember

This is something that works in Shami’s favor because it demonstrates that he has played there in the past. Shami is currently in Bengaluru, where the selectors are looking forward to seeing how he performs in the wake of his recovery from Covid-19, which forced him to miss the Twenty20 Internationals against Australia and South Africa.

Covid-19 forced Shami to miss the Twenty20 Internationals against Australia and South Africa. In addition to Shami, Deepak Chahar and Mohammed Siraj are two additional names that have been mentioned as possible candidates for the role.

At the moment, Shreyas Iyer and Ravi Bishnoi are the other two members of the team who are being kept in reserve. Shami and Chahar are two of the four players that are a part of this group.

Siraj, whose inclusion on the squad was widely seen as a long chance, was ultimately chosen to take Bumrah’s place in the Twenty20 International series that would be played against South Africa.

During the Indian squad’s week-long fitness camp in Perth, during which they will compete in two practice matches against a Western Australian XI, the team will also undertake.


After that, they have two warm-up matches scheduled against Australia and New Zealand before their first World Cup encounter, which is scheduled to take place against Pakistan in Melbourne on October 24. On October 24, the Indian national squad will participate in the World Cup for the very first time.

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