For three test matches against England bcci Can announce the team anytime. According to the information, two rounds of meetings have been held, but due to some players the team could not be finalized. It is expected that the team will be announced on Friday. Selection committee led by Ajit Agarkar, coach Rahul Dravid and captain Rohit Sharma The opinion has been known, but due to injuries of some players, the team has not been announced yet. Virat Kohli is also on leave and the situation on his return is not clear yet.
Delay in team selection due to Bumrah
A report in Cricbuzz has claimed that the reason for the delay in team selection is not Virat Kohli but Jasprit Bumrah. Bumrah performed brilliantly in the first two test matches and played an important role in helping the team win the second test. The management wants to reduce Bumrah’s workload, but due to lack of options there is confusion. Mohammed Shami was included in the team for the first two Tests, but he failed to regain fitness.
Kohli’s return time not decided
The Indian Express quoted a BCCI official as saying that Kohli has not yet informed the board about his return date. However, it has more or less been confirmed that the former captain may miss the two Tests to be held in Rajkot and Ranchi. Now it seems that Kohli is going to miss the entire series. The selectors are almost confident about Kohli, but the other reason for the delay could be Jasprit Bumrah, KL Rahul and Ravindra Jadeja.
Bumrah considering reducing workload
The selectors had decided to rest Bumrah in the third Test, but considering his performance in the first two Tests, the management wanted him to play the third Test as well. Mohammad Siraj can join the playing eleven in place of Bumrah. But he cannot replace the experienced Bumrah. Bumrah has so far bowled 58 overs and taken 15 wickets in the first two Test matches against England. In such a situation, his presence in the playing eleven matters a lot.
Awaiting fitness report of KL Rahul and Ravindra Jadeja
KL Rahul and Ravindra Jadeja were injured in the first test. His fitness report has also not come yet. However, Jadeja has shared a post on Instagram, due to which it is being speculated that he can play the third test. Both Jadeja and Rahul are undergoing rehab at NCA. It is expected that both will be ready to return to the field before the Rajkot Test starting from 15th February.