India’s Jasprit Bumrah set to miss 3rd Test due to injury blow



However, there is a big setback for the Rohit Sharma-led side as star bowler Bumrah could miss the third Test match at Rajkot starting from February 15, due to workload concerns ahead of the IPL 2024 and T20 World Cup 2024.

India emerged victorious over England in the second Test of the five-match series in Vizag. Riding on Jasprit Bumrah’s best Test match bowling figures at home with 9/91, India won by 106 runs and leveled the series 1-1.

Bumrah is likely to be rested for the Test at Rajkot and return for the final two Tests. Mohammed Siraj is set to rejoin the squad, while uncertainty over Ravindra Jadeja’s availability continues after he suffered a hamstring injury in the first Test. KL Rahul and Jadeja, who were ruled out of the Vizag Test, remain doubtful for the third and fourth Tests.

India’s victory over England propelled them to the second position in the World Test Championships standings, closing the gap with table-toppers Australia.

After a rare setback in the opening Test in Hyderabad, India slipped from second to fifth place before reclaiming the second position with the win in Visakhapatnam.

India’s point percentage now stands at 52.77, compared to Australia’s 55.00, making the top half of the table highly competitive with five teams separated by a mere 5% in point percentage.

(With inputs from PTI)