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IND vs ENG, 5th Test: India’s 30-Year-Old Star Player Likely To Make Comeback In Dharamsala

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) officially announced Bumrah's rest for the Ranchi Test, stating, "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."

Edited By : Saurav Gupta | Updated: Feb 28, 2024 12:50 IST
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IND vs ENG, 5th Test: 30-Year-Old Star Player Likely To Return
IND vs ENG, 5th Test: 30-Year-Old Star Player Likely To Return

IND vs ENG: Star Indian fast bowler, Jasprit Bumrah, who was rested for the fourth Test match against England in Ranchi for workload management, is now expected to make a comeback in the fifth and final Test at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamsala. Here’s a breakdown of the developments.

Rest and Return: Bumrah’s Management Strategy

Jasprit Bumrah’s absence in the fourth Test was a strategic decision made by the team management for workload management. The 30-year-old pacer, having played a significant amount of cricket recently, was given a break with an eye on his fitness and performance sustainability. Now, with ample rest, Bumrah is gearing up for his return in the crucial fifth Test.

Also Read: IND Vs ENG: England Great Changes His Opinion On Ranchi Pitch After Loss

IND vs ENG – India’s Dominance in the Series

As India prepares to face England in the fifth Test, the team holds a commanding 3-1 lead in the series. The comprehensive win in the fourth Test at Ranchi showcased the team’s dominance, even in Bumrah’s absence. Now, with the prospect of his return, the Indian bowling lineup is poised to receive a significant boost.

IND vs ENG – Official Statement from BCCI

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) officially announced Bumrah’s rest for the Ranchi Test, stating, “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.”

KL Rahul’s Fitness Woes Continue

In contrast, KL Rahul’s fitness struggles persist. Despite being deemed 90 percent fit before the third Test in Rajkot, the batsman has not fully recovered for the fifth Test in Dharamsala. The BCCI is consulting with the National Cricket Academy (NCA) to reassess Rahul’s situation. The cricketer, who suffered an injury during the first India Vs England Test in Hyderabad, is currently seeking overseas treatment, possibly consulting with a specialist in London.

First published on: Feb 28, 2024 11:38 AM IST

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