KL Rahul Dropped, Bumrah Rested for 4th Test

Indian batsman KL Rahul will again miss the test match as he is yet to recover from his right quadriceps injury. Due to the injury he missed Visakhapatnam (2nd test) and Rajkot (3rd test) tests.

He played the first match in Hyderabad where he played a crucial role in the batting lineup and scored 86 runs in the first innings and 22 runs in the second innings. But after the match he got injured and had to go for fitness in NCA (National Cricket Academy) Bengaluru. 

Earlier from some sources the news was that he is 90% recovered and might play the 4th Test match in Ranchi, but unfortunately he had to miss this test and the 5th Test which is on 7th March, in Dharamsala where he can only play the match, subject to his fitness.   

Therefore the young lad from Rajasthan Royals, Devdutt Padikkal will remain in the squad for the Ranchi test. 

Jasprit Bumrah has been released for the 4th test due to continuous bowling. He has bowled 80.4 overs till now and grabbed 17 wickets in the 3 matches and is leading the chart in this department. He might again come for the final test in Dharamsala. In his place Mukesh Kumar or Akash Deep might be seen. 

India is currently leading the 5-match series by 2-1. England won the 1st match by 28 runs while India won the next 2 matches, winning the Vizag test by 106 runs and the Rajkot test by 434 runs

Updated Indian squad for the 4th test:

Rohit Sharma ©, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, Rajat Patidar, Sarfaraz Khan, Dhruv Jurel (wk), KS Bharat (wk), Devdutt Padikkal, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammad Siraj, Mukesh Kumar, Akash Deep.

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