IND vs ENG 5th Test: Team India got a big setback 2 days ago, Rohit Sharma will not play Test! Know who will captain?


New Delhi. India has suffered a major setback ahead of the Birmingham Test against England starting on Friday. Captain Rohit Sharma has been ruled out of this only Test. Jasprit Bumrah will captain in his absence. Corona got infected during the practice match against Rohit Leicestershire. He could not even play the entire match and has been in isolation since then. Now the news has come out that he will not play in the only Test against England.

According to the report of InsideSport, Jasprit Bumrah and other players have been informed about Rohit Sharma’s exclusion from the Birmingham Test in the team meeting held on the ground. However, it is not yet clear whether Rohit’s report has come back positive or not. Sources associated with Team India told InsideSport that Rohit is still in isolation. Rohit will come out of isolation only after two negative RT-PCR tests.

The decision regarding Rohit was taken after Chetan Sharma, chairman of the selection committee, reached Birmingham. He was with the team that went on the tour of Ireland. The head coach of the Indian team, Rahul Dravid, discussed with the head of the selection committee and it was finally decided that Bumrah would captain India in the Birmingham Test against England.

Who will open in Rohit’s absence?
In front of India, a crisis has arisen regarding the opening before the Birmingham Test against England. Before Rohit Sharma, the vice-captain of the team KL Rahul is out of the team due to groin injury. Mayank Agarwal has been called to England as a backup of Rohit. But, the team management will give him a chance in this test, it does not seem like it, because Mayank is not ready according to the conditions here. In such a situation, wicket-keeper batsman KS Bharat or Cheteshwar Pujara, who performed well in the practice match, can be given a chance to open the innings with Shubman Gill.

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Last year India toured England. Then the fifth and last match of the series could not be played due to Corona. This match was rescheduled for the next year i.e. 2022 India’s tour of England. Now this match will be played in Birmingham from 1 July. Last year when the series was stopped due to Corona. Then India was leading 2-1. In such a situation, the winning team of the series will be decided by the Test to be held in Birmingham.

Tags: India Vs England, Jasprit Bumrah, Rohit Sharma, Team India


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