IND vs ENG: KL Rahul ruled out of Dharamsala Test, Jasprit Bumrah returns

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced the squad for the fifth and final Test against England on Thursday, February 29. Star batter KL Rahul has been ruled out of the final game as well after missing the second, third, and fourth Tests of the series. The 31-year-old complained of right quadriceps pain after the first Test in Hyderabad and failed to regain match fitness for the third and fourth matches after he was added to the squad.

He’s being monitored by the board’s medical team which is coordinating with specialists in London for further management of his issue. Apart from Rahul, speedster Jasprit Bumrah has been brought back into the team after being released ahead of the fourth Test in Ranchi to manage his workload. Bumrah will join the squad in Dharamsala for the final match of the series beginning on March 07 at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium.

Furthermore, all-rounder Washington Sundar has been released from the squad to participate in the Ranji Trophy semi-final for Tamil Nadu against Mumbai beginning on March 02. He will join the squad after the completion of the game if the team needs him.

India’s updated squad for the 5th Test: Rohit Sharma (C), Jasprit Bumrah (VC), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, Rajat Patidar, Sarfaraz Khan, Dhruv Jurel (WK), KS Bharat (WK), Devdutt Padikkal, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohd. Siraj, Mukesh Kumar, Akash Deep.