Jasprit Bumrah
Jasprit Bumrah (Source: The Independent)

IND vs ENG 4th Test: Team India is set to miss Jasprit Bumrah in the Fourth test between India and England to be played in Ranchi. The Board Of Cricket Council Of India (BCCI) confirmed the news and also gave updates on KL Rahul’s fitness and the replacement of Jasprit Bumrah.

As BCCI released a media advisory late at night on Tuesday citing that Jasprit Bumrah has been rested for the fourth test. They wrote “Jasprit Bumrah has been released from the squad for the 4th IDFC First Bank Test against England in Ranchi. The decision was taken keeping in mind the duration of the series and amount of cricket he has played in recent times”

Jasprit Bumrah rested of 4th Test

Bumrah has played all three matches of this England Tour of India where he has taken the most number of Wickets. He has scalped 17 wickets in three matches including a fifer and a four-fer.

With workload management in mind, Bumrah deserves a respite in Ranchi after bowling the most—80.5 overs—in the first three matches of the series. He has also been the most economical fast bowler in the series so far.

Adding to the news, BCCI also gave an update on KL Rahul’s fitness and mentioned that he is out of the fourth test as well, and his appearance on the fifth test depends on his recovery and fitness.

Jasprit Bumrah, KL Rahul Ruled OUT of IND vs ENG 4th Test, THIS Youngster Replaces Him
KL Rahul Ruled OUT of IND vs ENG 4th Test (AFP Photos)

“Meanwhile, KL Rahul is ruled out of the 4th Test. His participation in the final Test match in Dharamsala is subject to fitness.”

Mukesh Kumar has been called again into the squad. He was dropped from the squad after his mediocre performance in the second test and now he got another callback after the absence of Jasprit Bumrah.

“Mukesh Kumar, who was released from the squad for the third Test in Rajkot, has joined the squad in Ranchi.”

So, the final squad of India for the fourth test is:

India Squad for IND vs ENG 4th Test: Rohit Sharma (C), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, Rajat Patidar, Sarfaraz Khan, Dhruv Jurel (WK), KS Bharat (WK), Devdutt Padikkal, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohd. Siraj, Mukesh Kumar, Akash Deep

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