Pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah set to be rested for Ranchi Test

Indian pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah, who was supposed to be rested for the third Test of the ongoing England series, will now be afforded rest in the next Test in Ranchi. Whether he will play the fifth and final Test in Dharamsala could depend on the result of the fourth Test, starting on February 23. Cumulatively, Bumrah bowled 80.5 overs in the first three Tests.

As part of workload management, India had also rested Mohammed Siraj from the second Test in Visakhapatnam before he returned to contribute to India’s record 434-run win over the visitors in Rajkot on February 18. KL Rahul, who missed the second and third Test after complaining of pain in his right quadriceps, is on the road to recovery.

Since his comeback after four months on the sidelines, the stylish batter has delivered the goods for India across formats. He was the only centurion for India in the drawn two-Test series in South Africa in December 2023.