Jasprit Bumrah will not be featuring in the 4th and final Test match of the series against England. The star India pacer made a request to the BCCI and will be unavailable for selection for the last Test owing to personal reasons. There will be no addition in place of Bumrah to India’s squad for the final Test against England. India leads the Test series 2-1 and the final match will be played at Ahmedabad that begins on March 4.
Jasprit Bumrah went wicketless in the third Test match as spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Axar Patel won India the match. Now, Mohammed Siraj is likely to replace Bumrah in the playing XI for the final Test match of the series. Siraj had replaced Bumrah in the second Test and once again continued his impressive form with the ball.
Jasprit Bumrah Released From The Indian Squad For The 4th Test
India’s squad for the 4th Test: Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper), R Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Ishant Sharma, Md. Siraj, Umesh Yadav
NEWS – Jasprit Bumrah released from India’s squad
Jasprit Bumrah made a request to BCCI to be released from India’s squad ahead of the fourth Test owing to personal reasons.
— BCCI (@BCCI) February 27, 2021
Meanwhile, the Test match is crucial for India as a win will qualify them for the ICC world Test championship that will be played in June. New Zealand has already qualified and either India or Australia will be the second finalists. Talking about Bumrah he may have felt the fatigue of the bio-secure bubble and decided not to feature in the 4th Test match. The star Indian pacer has been continuously playing cricket since the Australian tour in all three formats and the management will be hoping that this little break helps him and he is fresh for the big cricketing season ahead.
The third Test match between India and England finished in just 2 days as Ashwin and Axar Patel exposed the batting technique of England batsmen against the turning ball. The final Test match will again be played at Ahmedabad between March 4- March 8.