The India-England five-match series is tied at one point each. The third Test will begin on February 15 at Rajkot’s Saurashtra Cricket Stadium. Both teams have rested their players ahead of the third game and are anxious about the fitness of a few cricket stars.
Due to injuries, India was without KL Rahul and Ravindra Jadeja for the second Test. KL complained of pain in his quadriceps, and Jadeja strained his hamstring. There were rumours that they could skip the Rajkot Test, but according to the most recent sources, the star pair will probably play for the World T20 runners-up in the third Test.
Jadeja, who is performing for his home fans, even shared a picture from NCA with the caption, “Getting better,” offering a significant update on his health.
Services of Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah to be missed in third Test
Virat Kohli, who was absent from the first two games due to personal reasons, will also not play in the next two games. According to an Indian Cricket Board source, Virat has not discussed his comeback with the Board.
“Virat will determine the timing of his return to the Indian team. As of now, he hasn’t communicated his decision to us. However, whenever he chooses to resume playing, he will be welcomed back into the team.”
It has been discovered that Virat is expecting his second child and is now in London with his family. The news was confirmed by AB de Villiers, a legend from South Africa. The selectors should receive a response from Virat by today, therefore the team for the final three games should be revealed in a day or two.
With 15 wickets, India’s top seamer Jasprit Bumrah leads the team in wicket-taking this series. Bumrah was a major factor in India’s thrilling victory in the second Test. Jasprit became the first bowler in cricket history to hold the top spot in all formats on February 7 after taking nine wickets in the second match and rising to the top of the Test bowling rankings.