Tuesday , July 23 2024

Bumrah has been rested in the fourth test and Lokesh is likely to return

India's veteran fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah is likely to be rested for the fourth Test against England to be held in Ranchi from Friday. In the current tournament, Bumrah has taken 17 wickets at an average of 13.64 and bowled 80.5 overs in three Test matches. On the other hand, middle-order batsman Lokesh Rahul is likely to return to the team for the fourth Test. The Indian team will leave for Ranchi from Rajkot on Tuesday and it is unlikely that Bumrah will tour with the team. Considering the workload, the team management has decided to rest Bumrah. The decision regarding Bumrah's play in the fifth test will be taken after the result of the fourth test.

It has not been decided yet whether the team management will select a reserve player as a fast bowler or not. Fast bowler Mukesh Kumar, who was released to play in the Ranji Trophy for the third Test, is likely to rejoin the team in Ranchi. At the same time, an official informed the board that Lokesh Rahul is close to achieving full fitness and there is every possibility that he will be included in the team. It is noteworthy that Rahul has almost recovered from the quadriceps (thigh muscle strain) injury. Last week he was about 90 percent fit.