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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 35 4016 115
2 South Africa 33 3712 106
3 Australia 33 3499 106
4 England 45 4722 105
5 New Zealand 23 2354 102
6 Sri Lanka 38 3668 97
7 Pakistan 21 1853 88
8 West Indies 29 2235 77
9 Bangladesh 19 1268 67
10 Zimbabwe 8 12 2

ODI

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 England 51 6470 127
2 India 49 5973 122
3 New Zealand 41 4602 112
4 South Africa 39 4275 110
5 Pakistan 38 3915 103
6 Australia 37 3699 100
7 Bangladesh 28 2607 93
8 Sri Lanka 50 3872 77
9 West Indies 32 2217 69
10 Afghanistan 32 2053 64
11 Zimbabwe 37 2021 55

T20

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 Pakistan 30 3972 132
2 India 37 4601 124
2 Australia 21 2570 122
4 England 21 2448 117
5 New Zealand 22 2542 116
6 South Africa 19 2093 110
7 West Indies 21 2219 106
8 Afghanistan 27 2490 92
9 Sri Lanka 28 2451 88
10 Bangladesh 27 2066 77