Jasprit Bumrah likely to rest for Rajkot Test. Bumrah received the Player of the Match award after taking nine wickets for 91 runs in the second Test.
India will now prepare to face England in the third Test of the ongoing five-game series, having won the second game by 106 runs in Visakhapatnam to level the series at 1-1. The third game will be play on February 15 at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot.
Jasprit Bumrah, the hero of the second Test, is expect to be rest for the third game. According to Cricbuzz, the national selectors have spoken with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) about benching the ace fast, believing that a break will help him to recover for the next two games. The selectors will look into other candidates who can fill Bumrah’s slot.
Bumrah demonstrated his brilliance by bowling over 32 overs in two innings, helping India defeat England
The 30-year-old has taken nine wickets in the innings for 91 runs. Notably, his outstanding performance enabled him emerge as Player of the Match.
Bumrah also verified his ability in the opening Test in Hyderabad. Where the Rohit Sharma-led side defeated by only 28 runs. Bowling roughly 25 overs, the great fast bowler claimed six wickets.
Mohammed Siraj, who bench in the Vizag Test, is expect to return for the third game. The right-arm bowler is expect to lead the pace attack in the Rajkot Test. Before rejoining Bumrah for the next two games, which will be played in Ranchi and Dharamsala, respectively.
Mohammed Shami, India’s second pace option, is unable to make a comeback because he is currently abroad receiving treatment for a troublesome ankle. Meanwhile, Ravindra Jadeja’s fitness, as one of the best all-rounders of his time, is called into question. Additionally, former India captain Virat Kohli, who withdrew from the first two games due to personal issues, is unlikely to join the group for the third Test.