IND vs ENG: Jasprit Bumrah to feature in Dharamshala Test

To manage his workload, ace pacer Jasprit Bumrah was given a break from the fourth Test against England in Ranchi. However, that didn’t hamper India’s incredible five-wicket win over the visitors, which eventually sealed the series in their favour. As per reports, Bumrah will be making his return in Dharamshala for the fifth and final match of the series but the team management is likely to make some changes to the playing XI in order to manage the workload of other players.

Notably, Rajat Patidar, who has had a terrible series so far, may end up getting one more opportunity. As per Cricbuzz, KL Rahul has been sent to London for treatment and is likely to miss the fifth Test as well. In such a scenario, Devdutt Padikkal may end up getting his debut cap but another batter is expected to be given a break with the same motivation of managing the workload. If that happens, Patidar may end up batting at four. However, it is still unclear if the team management would give a break to any of the in-form batters.

As per reports, a bowler might as well get a break. Since the surface in Dharamshala is expected to favour the pacers, either Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, or Kuldeep Yadav might be given a break.

On the other hand, after the Ranchi Test, all the Indian cricketers have flown back to their home as BCCI have asked them to assemble again on March 2 in Chandigarh. The England players have received the same communication as both teams are slated to fly to Dharamshala on March 3 via a chartered flight.