IND vs ENG LIVE: Suspense over, BCCI declares, Jasprit Bumrah to lead in Rohit Sharma’s absence: Follow Live Updates

IND vs ENG LIVE: Jasprit Bumrah to Lead: The suspense is finally over. Rohit Sharma has been officially ruled out of the…

IND vs ENG LIVE:Suspense over, BCCI declares, Jasprit Bumrah to lead in Rohit Sharma's absence: Follow India vs England 5th Test Live Updates
IND vs ENG LIVE:Suspense over, BCCI declares, Jasprit Bumrah to lead in Rohit Sharma's absence: Follow India vs England 5th Test Live Updates

IND vs ENG LIVE: Jasprit Bumrah to Lead: The suspense is finally over. Rohit Sharma has been officially ruled out of the 5th Test. Jasprit Bumrah will lead India in his absence. BCCI did its best to make Rohit available for the match but as he is still in isolation, he will miss the rescheduled 5th Test starting Friday. Follow India vs England 5th Test Live & India Tour of England Live Updates on InsideSport.IN.

Jasprit Bumrah has become first pacer in 35 years to lead India in Test. The last pacer to lead was Kapil Dev. Furthermore, Rishabh Pant has been appointed as the vice-captain for the match.

“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 BCCI said in a statement.

“The All-India Senior Selection Committee has named Mr Jasprit Bumrah as captain for the upcoming Test and Rishabh Pant as his deputy,” the statement added.

IND vs ENG LIVE: Suspense over, BCCI declares, Jasprit Bumrah to lead in Rohit Sharma’s absence: Follow Live Updates


IND vs ENG LIVE: Suspense over, BCCI declares, Jasprit Bumrah to lead in Rohit Sharma’s absence: Follow Live Updates

IND vs ENG LIVE: Indian team management in Edgbaston ‘TASKED’ to take 3 BIG decisions before 8 PM today, Check DETAILS: Follow INDIA ENGLAND 5th TEST LIVE

IND vs ENG LIVE: Suspense over, BCCI declares, Jasprit Bumrah to lead in Rohit Sharma's absence: Follow Live Updates

IND vs ENG LIVE: Suspense over, BCCI declares, Jasprit Bumrah to lead in Rohit Sharma’s absence: Follow Live Updates

DECISION 1: DONE – Rohit Sharma is unavailable

  • Rohit Sharma has been officially ruled out of the 5th Test which could have been his first assignment as a Test captain in SENA country.
  • He is yet to return a negative RT-PCR result after testing positive again on Thursday.
  • As a precaution, Rohit is still in isolation in Leicester.

IND vs ENG LIVE: Suspense over, BCCI declares, Jasprit Bumrah to lead in Rohit Sharma’s absence: Follow Live Updates


Decision 2: DONE – New Captain Appointment: Bumrah is the new captain

  • As Rohit Sharma is unavailable, the BCCI has appointed Jasprit Bumrah as the NEW-CAPTAIN for the Edgbaston Test.
  • Bumrah has become 7th captain to take charge of India as the regular captain has been ruled out.
  • List of Indian Captains in last 9 Months: 

    1. Rohit Sharma – India vs Sri Lanka, India vs West Indies, India vs New Zealand
    2. KL Rahul – India tour of South Africa
    3. Virat Kohli – India tour of South Africa, India vs New Zealand
    4. Ajinkya Rahane – India vs New Zealand 1st Test
    5. Rishabh Pant – India vs South Africa
    6. Hardik Pandya – India tour of Ireland
    7. Jasprit Bumrah – India vs England 5th Test

IND vs ENG LIVE: Suspense over, BCCI declares, Jasprit Bumrah to lead in Rohit Sharma’s absence: Follow Live Updates

Decision 3 – Indian Playing XI Edgbaston Test

  • The most important of the DECISION is what should be the best playing XI for 5th TEST?
  • OPENER: With Rohit unavailable, the decision will be between Pujara or Hanuma Vihari to partner Shubman Gill Mayank Agarwal is available but he is unlikely to play.
  • Two Spinners? Will team play both R.Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja in XI? Or will it be a extra batsman in Rohit Sharma’s absence?
  • The management also has to decide on whether to play two spinners or an extra batter or bowler in the match.

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