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No Jasprit Bumrah in the Lord’s Test As Well

No Jasprit Bumrah in the Lord’s Test As Well

India had a disappointing start to the five-match Test series as they lost the first Test held at Edgbaston by 31 runs.

Cricket news: Bumrah has not played a single game against England in this tour

They were hoping to mount a huge comeback in the second Test which is scheduled to begin from August 9 at the iconic Lord’s Cricket Ground.

But their hopes were severely dented by the news that their fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah will again not be available for the second Test.

Bumrah had suffered an injury to the left thumb while playing in the first T20I game against Ireland at Malahide Cricket Ground in Dublin.

He underwent a surgery and was quickly recovering and had also started his practice in the nets. But recently India’s bowling coach, Bharat Arun, has confirmed that Bumrah will not be available.

"Jasprit Bumrah is bowling fit right now but I think it's too early to put him into a game-like situation because, I think, he needs to come out of the band-aid/plaster on his hand. For the second Test, he is out of contention," confirmed Bharat Arun, India's bowling coach on Tuesday (August 7).

Indian bowlers were good in the first Test and Bumrah’s inclusion would have been a massive boost. Bumrah was selected in the squad for the first three Test matches before the beginning of the series.

India has been marred with injuries right from the beginning of the tour. Their main pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar is not even included in the squad for the first three Tests because of his back injury.

India’s first-choice wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha has been ruled out of the series due to finger injury and a persistent shoulder injury. Dinesh Karthik is playing as the first wicketkeeper while Rishabh Pant is being kept as a substitute.

India lost the first game even after remaining in a position of command. Skipper Virat Kohli scored 149 in the first innings and added 51 in the second, but failed to take his team through due to lack of support from others.

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