IND vs ENG LIVE 5th TEST – Jasprit Bumrah India Captain, Rohit Sharma MISS OUT: In an Big SETBACK for INDIA it is now officially confirmed by the BCCI that Rohit Sharma has against tested positive in morning. Rohit as per the BCCI release will miss the 5th TEST starting in Edgbaston on Friday. Jasprit Bumrah will lead in his absence. Rishabh Pant has been named his DEPUTY: Follow INDIA ENGLAND Edgbaston Test LIVE Updates with InsideSport.IN
“Mr Rohit Sharma, Captain, Indian Cricket Team is ruled out of the rescheduled fifth Test against England to be played from Friday. Rohit underwent a RAT Test on Thursday morning and returned a positive result for COVID-19.
The All-India Senior Selection Committee has named Mr Jasprit Bumrah as captain for the upcoming Test and Mr Rishabh Pant as his deputy”, confirmed the BCCI release.
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India England Edgbaston Test – Jasprit Bumrah India Captain: For Bumrah, this will be his maiden stint as captain at any level of cricket.
He becomes the first fast bowler to lead India since Kapil Dev. Kapil’s last game as India captain was an ODI against England in Mumbai in November 1987.
On Wednesday, India head coach Rahul Dravid contradicting InsideSport report had claimed ‘Rohit is still not officially out’. It is worth noting that InsideSport had reported on Wednesday morning that Rohit Sharma is OUT of 5th TEST and Bumrah will lead India.
InsideSport now has learnt that Rohit was once again tested positive on Thursday morning.
Rohit Sharma to MISS 5th Test: Team India captain had 1st tested positive for COVID-19 last week. He missed the final day of the warm-up fixture against Leicestershire.
- Rohit Sharma is under mandatory isolation till today evening
- It will only be after Two negative RT-PCR Tests Rohit will come out of ISOLATION.
Who will open for India? Rohit’s absence will hurt India in more ways than one.
Other than his leadership, India have also lost their best batter from the first four Tests. Rohit scored 368 runs and was only behind Joe Root’s 564 in the overall series HIGHEST SCORERS list.
Mayank Agarwal is in Birmingham as cover for Rohit Sharma. But it is unlikely that team management will draft UNDERCOOKED Mayank in XI.
Their is a good chance that either wicket-keeper batsman KS Bharath or Cheteshwar Pujara will be given responsibility to open for India with Shubman Gill at the other end.
India’s Test squad: Jasprit Bumrah (Captain), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Hanuma Vihari, Cheteshwar Pujara, Rishabh Pant (vice-captain) (wk), KS Bharat (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Mohd Shami, Mohd Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Mayank Agarwal
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