The premier Indian fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah has been released from the Indian squad ahead of the 4th and the final Test against England which is scheduled to commence on March 4 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Bumrah was released from the squad on Saturday after he made a request to the Board of Control for Cricket in India.
Jasprit Bumrah had made the request of leaving the team for personal reasons and he will miss the series finale against England. The BCCI also confirmed that there has been no addition made to the squad despite Bumrah’s unavailability.
In a statement regarding the same, the BCCI wrote: “Jasprit Bumrah made a request to BCCI to be released from India’s squad ahead of the fourth Test owing to personal reasons. Accordingly, the fast bowler has been released and he will not be available for selection for the fourth Test.”
NEWS – Jasprit Bumrah released from India’s squad
Jasprit Bumrah made a request to BCCI to be released from India’s squad ahead of the fourth Test owing to personal reasons.
— BCCI (@BCCI) February 27, 2021
The BCCI also said that they are not adding any replacement for Bumrah in the squad as pacers like Mohammed Siraj, and Umesh Yadav is already in the squad. The four-match series currently stands at 2-1 with India in the lead, needing only to avoid defeat to seal their spot in the World Test Championship final that is scheduled for later this year at Lord’s.
Bumrah played only two of three Tests against England, picking 4 wickets in Chennai in the first Test and going wicketless in the recently concluded Pink Ball contest.
India’s squad for the 4th Test: Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper), R Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Ishant Sharma, Md. Siraj, Umesh Yadav