Jasprit Bumrah to Play IND vs ENG 5th Test in Dharamsala? Check Official Update

Published on: Feb 29, 2024 2:48 pm IST|Updated on: Feb 29, 2024 2:50 pm IST

jasprit bumrah to play 5th Test vs England

In a significant development ahead of the fifth and final Test match between India and England, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced the inclusion of star fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah in the squad.

Jasprit Bumrah set to Play IND vs ENG 5th Test in Dharamsala

Bumrah, who was rested for the fourth Test in Ranchi to manage his workload, has been brought back into the team for the crucial encounter set to take place in Dharamsala.

The decision to reintroduce Bumrah into the squad underscores the importance of his presence in the Indian bowling lineup. Known for his exceptional pace and ability to generate awkward bounce, Bumrah’s return adds potency and experience to India’s bowling attack, which has already proven to be formidable throughout the series.

Bumrah’s absence in the previous Test was felt by the Indian team, particularly in the pace department. His return is expected to bolster the team’s chances of clinching the series with a convincing victory in the final match. With the series currently leveled at 1-1, both teams will be eager to emerge victorious in what promises to be a thrilling contest.

India squad for the 5th Test

Rohit Sharma (C), Jasprit Bumrah (VC), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, Rajat Patidar, Sarfaraz Khan, Dhruv Jurel (WK), KS Bharat (WK), Devdutt Padikkal, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohd. Siraj, Mukesh Kumar, Akash Deep.

Meanwhile, the absence of star batter KL Rahul due to a recurring quadriceps injury is a setback for the Indian team. Rahul, who has been sidelined since the second Test, continues to undergo medical monitoring, raising concerns about his availability for future matches. His absence creates an opportunity for other players in the squad to step up and fill the void left by the talented batsman.

Additionally, all-rounder Washington Sundar has been released from the squad to participate in the Ranji Trophy semi-final for Tamil Nadu. Sundar’s versatility and contributions with both bat and ball have been valuable for the team in recent matches. However, his temporary departure opens the door for other players to showcase their skills in the upcoming Test match.

The fifth Test between India and England is scheduled to commence on March 7 at the picturesque Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamsala. Cricket fans around the world can expect a thrilling encounter as both teams vie for supremacy in what promises to be a captivating finale to an enthralling series.


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