IND vs ENG 3rd Test: Is Jasprit Bumrah not playing Rajkot Test? Check Details

Updated on: Feb 6, 2024 12:36 pm IST

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Jasprit Bumrah’s exceptional performance earned him the Player of the Match award in IND vs ENG 2nd Test at Vizag. He claimed nine wickets for just 91 runs in the second Test, leveling the series 1-1.

Is Jasprit Bumrah not playing Rajkot Test?

The pace sensation Jasprit Bumrah, who played a pivotal role in India’s victory in the second Test against England, is likely to be rested for the upcoming third Test in Rajkot.

After his heroics in the second Test, the national selectors are reportedly in talks with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to rest Bumrah for the third Test, allowing him to refresh for the final two games of the series.

With Bumrah having bowled over 32 overs across two innings, the selectors are considering giving him a break to maintain his fitness and ensure his availability for the crucial final matches.

Who will replace Jasprit Bumrah in IND vs ENG 3rd Test?

Mohammed Siraj, who was benched for the Visakhapatnam Test, is likely to return for the third Test, leading the pace attack in Bumrah’s absence. However, with Bumrah likely to rejoin forces for the final two games in Ranchi and Dharamsala, the team management is exploring options to fill the void left by the rested star bowler.

India’s pace options have been limited due to Mohammed Shami’s ongoing treatment abroad for an ankle injury, while the fitness of all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja remains uncertain. Additionally, former captain Virat Kohli, who missed the first two Tests due to personal reasons, is unlikely to join the squad for the third Test.

Jasprit Bumrah’s remarkable performance in the second Test, where he claimed nine wickets, played a crucial role in India’s victory and helped level the series against England. His exceptional bowling skills and ability to pick crucial wickets have made him a vital asset for the Indian team.

As India prepares for the third Test against England in Rajkot, the decision to rest Bumrah underscores the team management’s focus on managing player workload and ensuring peak performance in the remaining matches of the series.

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