Jasprit Bumrah release from squad for Ranchi Test, KL Rahul ruled out

Jasprit Bumrah release from squad for Ranchi Test, KL Rahul ruled out. Jasprit Bumrah has been discharge for the fourth Test to alleviate his workload, while KL Rahul is still recovering from his injury.

Star India fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah dropped from the squad. The BCCI said that the decision made in consideration of the Indian speed spearhead’s workload.

Notably, Bumrah is the series’ leading wicket-taker, with 17 wickets in six innings at an average of 13.64 and an economy of 2.87. KL Rahul, the standout hitter, also been rule out of the fourth Test owing to injury. Rahul complain of right quadriceps injury. After the first game in Hyderabad and rule out of the team for the second game of the series.

He was recall to the squad for the last three Tests. Ravindra Jadeja, but release before the third game due to a lack of match fitness. Rahul’s participation in the fifth Test at Dharamsala is also contingent upon his fitness.

Ahead of the just finished Rajkot Test, there was widespread chatter of resting Bumrah to manage his workload. However, the management chose to play the seamer since his reverse swing ability greatly need on the Rajkot’s flat deck.

Since December 26, 2023, the 30-year-old has played five Tests, bowling 129.2 overs in total. Bumrah also finished as the leading wicket-taker in the current two-match Test series against South Africa, taking 12 wickets from three innings at an average of 12.91.

He was recently name Player of the Match. After recording his second-best Test match stats of 9/91 against England in Visakhapatnam. Following his match-winning effort, he ascended to the top of the ICC Test bowling rankings, deposing colleague Ravichandran Ashwin from the top place.

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Mukesh Kumar re-joins squad for remaining two Tests

Meanwhile, seamer Mukesh Kumar rejoin the team after being release for Ranji Trophy duty prior to the third Test. In Bumrah’s absence, it will be intriguing to observe if the team management selects Mukesh or Akash Deep as the second seamer for the fourth Test against Mohammed Siraj. India now leads the series 2-1 and would be eager to secure it in Ranchi.

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