Jasprit Bumrah has been released from India’s squad for the fourth & final test match against England, the BCCI said in a press release, “Jasprit Bumrah made a request to BCCI to be released from India’s squad ahead of the fourth Test owing to personal reasons. Accordingly, the fast bowler has been released and he will not be available for selection for the fourth Test,” said the release.
There will be no additions to the Indian squad for the fourth test which will start from March 4th in Ahmedabad the release added. Jasprit Bumrah was a part of India’s playing XI for the third test also played in Ahmedabad which India won by 10 wickets. The fast bowler was rested form the playing XI for the second test in Chennai as well. India had won that Test by 317 runs.
Jasprit Bumrah scalped four wickets in the first test of the series but since then his role has been limited due to pitches that have assisted spinners. Indian spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Axar Patel picked up 18 of the 20 England wickets that fell in the third Test – a match that finished inside two days. The ongoing test series against England is Bumrah’s first test played on home soil in a storied test career that began in January 2018.
Jasprit Bumrah has picked up 83 wickets from 19 tests at 22.10 with 5 five-wicket hauls. Bumrah plays for Gujarat in Indian domestic cricket & the Narendra Modi Stadium at Motera, Ahmedabad is Bumrah’s home ground.