Former Indian skipper and legendary Indian batsman, Sunil Gavaskar has once again questioned the Indian team management and Indian skipper Virat Kohli for their team selection. Notably, the Indian team did not pick Jasprit Bumrah in the second Test against England and Virat Kohli mentioned that he has been rested for workload management.
Bumrah has been an integral part of the Indian Cricket Team ever since making his debut in all the three formats. The fast bowler has gained through ranks magnificently and has been among the best pacers in world cricket. He has [icked the most wickets by an Indian fast bowler ever since making his Test debut.
Sunil Gavaskar Lashes Out At Virat Kohli For Dropping Jasprit Bumrah
Veteran Indian batsman, Sunil Gavaskar has questioned the Indian team management and Indian skipper Virat Kohli after they snubbed Jasprit Bumrah from the first eleven of the second Test match. Gavaskar was clearly not in favour of the young stalwart being dropped as he is the number one Indian pacer.
“You don’t rest your number one bowler in the name of workload management. Jasprit Bumrah is India’s number one bowler with the new ball while Ravichandran Ashwin is the number one spinner. When you have lost the opening game of such a crucial series, you can’t rest your number one pacer. I am baffled by Bumrah’s snub as there is a seven-day recovery time after the second Test match,” Sunil Gavaskar said.
Team India Win The Toss And Elect To Bat First
Team India have won the toss in the second Test of the four-match series and have decided to bat first. As far as the Indian team is concerned, Axar Patel will make his Test debut in this Test. Kuldeep Yadav replaces Washington Sundar and Jasprit Bumrah has been rested and has been replaced by Mohammed Siraj.
The rest of the team will continue to remain the same as far as reports are concerned. Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill will open the innings with Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli following them at number three and four respectively. Ajinkya Rahane will come in at number 5 followed by Rishabh Pant at number 6.