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Bumrah Might Not Play in The Second Test at Lord’s

Bumrah Might Not Play in The Second Test at Lord’s

India and England are now fighting in the five-match Test series and England are already 1-0 up as they won the Edgbaston Test by 31 runs.

Cricket news: Bumrah is named in the squad for the first three Tests

The second match is scheduled to begin from August 9 at Lord’s. But before the game commences, India’s chances are seriously dented as one of their prime bowlers Jasprit Bumrah might not recover from the injury.

According to reports published in Cricket Next, Bumrah might take more time to gain complete 100 percent fitness.

Bumrah had sustained his injury to the left thumb while playing in the first T20I game against Ireland. Although he is bowling in the nets, yet he might take more time to heal and play in an international game.

The team’s bowling department has already been shortened by the absence of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and without the availability of Bumrah, the bowling will remain the same for the second match also.

While announcing the squad for the first three Tests, BCCI had hoped Bumrah would be available from the second Test.

“Jasprit Bumrah who has been included in the squad will be available for selection from the 2nd Test onwards based on his fitness,” the statement released by BCCI had read.

In the Edgbaston Test, Ravichandran Ashwin was the best bowler from India as he picked up 7 wickets in the game, which left many wondering if India had played another spinner, they might have troubled the Brits more.

Only time will tell if India’s other spinners in the likes of Kuldeep Yadav or Ravindra Jadeja gets a nod for the second Test.

Hardik Pandya’s position in the team is also under threat as he could not fulfil the role of an all-rounder in the match.

If India plays an extra spinner in the game, Umesh Yadav might have to sit out as his performance with the ball was below average in Edgbaston.

Cheteshwar Pujara might be brought back to the squad and will play in the top order in place of Shikhar Dhawan or KL Rahul.

Rakesh Rakshit

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TEST

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 India 28 3499 125
2 South Africa 32 3589 112
3 Australia 33 3499 106
4 New Zealand 23 2354 102
5 England 36 3511 98
6 Sri Lanka 31 2914 94
7 Pakistan 17 1463 86
8 Bangladesh 16 1202 75
9 West Indies 22 1484 67
10 Zimbabwe 8 12 2

ODI

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 England 42 5257 125
2 India 45 5492 122
3 South Africa 34 3842 113
4 New Zealand 41 4602 112
5 Australia 32 3327 104
6 Pakistan 32 3279 102
7 Bangladesh 24 2220 93
8 Sri Lanka 43 3302 77
9 West Indies 29 1989 69
10 Afghanistan 28 1758 63
11 Zimbabwe 37 2021 55

T20

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 Pakistan 23 2990 130
2 Australia 15 1894 126
3 India 32 3932 123
4 New Zealand 22 2542 116
5 England 17 1951 115
6 South Africa 18 2058 114
7 West Indies 18 2048 114
8 Afghanistan 22 1917 87
9 Sri Lanka 27 2287 85
10 Bangladesh 21 1570 75