India Tour of England: BCCI not rushing to name CAPTAIN for 5th Test, decision after Chetan Sharma reaches England on June 28: Follow Live Updates

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India tour of England – IND vs ENG 5th Test: Will Rohit Sharma play 5th Test? The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is in no rush to announce the captain for the IND vs ENG 5th Test. India’s captain Rohit Sharma tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday and missed the final two days of the warm-up match against Leicestershire. While Bumrah has been put on standby to lead, a decision will be taken when the chief selector Chetan Sharma reaches England on June 28. Follow India vs England live updates on Insidesport.IN

“Rohit will remain in isolation. There is no rush to take a decision on captaincy yet. If Rohit tests negative by June 30, he will be available for the match. He is match-fit and should not be a problem,” a member of the selection committee told InsideSport.

Chairman (selection committee) will reach England after Ireland series and if a captaincy decision needs to be taken, he will at that time,” he added.

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Will Rohit Sharma play 5th Test? Team India captain Rohit Sharma tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday and missed the final day of the warm-up fixture against Leicestershire. Bumrah led the Indian outfit in his absence.

Rohit Sharma is under mandatory isolation until June 29, and will only be available a couple of days before the IND vs ENG 5th Test. Two negative PCR Tests should clear Rohit and make him available for the rescheduled game. The Indian captain was match-fit and raring to go before being forced into isolation.

India have already lost vice-captain KL Rahul to injury. But in his absence, India do not have an official vice-captain. Should Rohit miss out, India would have to opt for a new skipper. Jasprit Bumrah, who was named vice-captain in South Africa for one Test match, would take up the mantle if needed. A final decision on the same will be taken by Chetan Sharma, who reached England on June 28.

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“Jasprit has been informed about the situation and he is on standby to lead. Look, Rishabh is very young and needs to be groomed to lead in Tests. If Rohit is not available, Rishabh will be the vice-captain,” the board official said.

India tour of England: Captaincy conundrum for India?
  • Newly-appointed captain Rohit Sharma tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday and remains a doubt for the IND vs ENG Edgbaston test.
  • Rohit Sharma will remain in isolation until June 290, two days before the Test match.
  • Vice-captain KL Rahul has been ruled out of the series with injury.
  • Jasprit Bumrah has been named stand-by and took the mantle on the final day of the tour match.
  • Selection committee chairman Chetan Sharma will fly to England on June 28, and a final decision will be made.
  • For backup, Mayank Agarwal can be flown in but with no practice in England, it is unlikely he will be sent.

India Tour of England: BCCI not rushing to name CAPTAIN for 5th Test, decision after Chetan Sharma reaches England on June 28: Follow Live Updates

India Tour of England: BCCI not rushing to name CAPTAIN for 5th Test, decision after Chetan Sharma reaches England on June 28: Follow Live Updates

India’s Test squad: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Hanuma Vihari, Cheteshwar Pujara, Rishabh Pant (wk), KS Bharat (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Mohd Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Prasidh Krishna

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