India Bolsters Bowling with Mukesh Kumar’s Return as Bumrah Rested, KL Rahul Ruled Out of 4th Test

India’s bowling ranks see a shake-up ahead of the crucial fourth Test against England in Ranchi, with the BCCI confirming the release of Jasprit Bumrah and the continued absence of KL Rahul due to injury.

Bumrah Released for Workload Management:

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Pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah has been released from the Test squad, keeping in mind the long duration of the series and his workload management. The BCCI emphasized the importance of prioritising Bumrah’s fitness for upcoming challenges.

Wicketkeeper-batsman KL Rahul, ruled out of the previous Test due to a quadriceps strain, remains unavailable for the fourth match. While he shows progress, reaching 90% fitness, he requires further recovery time at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru. His participation in the final Test remains subject to fitness assessment.

Mukesh Kumar Replaces Bumrah:

Pacer Mukesh Kumar, previously released from the squad for the third Test, has been recalled to replace Bumrah. This move adds depth to the bowling attack, especially with Mohammed Shami rested for workload management in the previous match.

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Despite missing key players like Rahul and Kohli, India displayed remarkable resilience in Rajkot, securing a commanding 2-1 lead in the series. Veteran spinner Ravichandran Ashwin achieved a monumental milestone, claiming his 500th Test wicket, while debutants Sarfaraz Khan and Dhruv Jurel impressed with their batting performances.

The team management faces crucial decisions regarding the batting line-up in Rahul’s absence. Options include promoting Rishabh Pant to open alongside Rohit Sharma, introducing another youngster, or relying on a combination of experienced players like Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane. With the series poised for an exciting finish, all eyes will be on how India approaches the fourth Test and whether they can secure a series victory against England.

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India's bowling ranks see a shake-up ahead of the crucial fourth Test against England in Ranchi, with the BCCI confirming the release of Jasprit Bumrah and the continued absence of KL Rahul due to injury.

Bumrah Released for Workload Management:

Pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah has been released from the Test squad, keeping in mind the long duration of the series and his workload management. The BCCI emphasized the importance of prioritising Bumrah's fitness for upcoming challenges.

Wicketkeeper-batsman KL Rahul, ruled out of the previous Test due to a quadriceps strain, remains unavailable for the fourth match. While he shows progress, reaching 90% fitness, he requires further recovery time at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru. His participation in the final Test remains subject to fitness assessment.

Mukesh Kumar Replaces Bumrah:

Pacer Mukesh Kumar, previously released from the squad for the third Test, has been recalled to replace Bumrah. This move adds depth to the bowling attack, especially with Mohammed Shami rested for workload management in the previous match.

Despite missing key players like Rahul and Kohli, India displayed remarkable resilience in Rajkot, securing a commanding 2-1 lead in the series. Veteran spinner Ravichandran Ashwin achieved a monumental milestone, claiming his 500th Test wicket, while debutants Sarfaraz Khan and Dhruv Jurel impressed with their batting performances.

The team management faces crucial decisions regarding the batting line-up in Rahul's absence. Options include promoting Rishabh Pant to open alongside Rohit Sharma, introducing another youngster, or relying on a combination of experienced players like Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane. With the series poised for an exciting finish, all eyes will be on how India approaches the fourth Test and whether they can secure a series victory against England.

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