Jasprit Bumrah has been elected the captain of Team India
IND Vs ENG 5th Test Todays Match Highlights: Indian team has selected fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah as its captain for this series.
Taking over the responsibility of captaincy for the first time Jasprit Bumrah (Jasprit Bumrah) Under the leadership of the Indian cricket team, a lot will have changed when they take on England for the fifth and final Test on Friday. England team (England Cricket Team) While India has improved a lot in its performance, then India’s preparation is not that strong. The Indian team was ahead 2-1 in the five-match series but the fifth match was postponed due to Corona’s case in the Indian camp.
Bumrah will be the captain of Team India
Nine months have passed since then and the then captain Virat Kohli left the Test captaincy while Rohit Sharma, who became the captain after him, is not playing this match after being found corona positive. Vice-captain KL Rahul is also out of the team due to surgery. In such a situation, the responsibility of captaincy has been entrusted to Bumrah, who is one of the best fast bowlers in the history of Indian cricket and will be the 36th captain of the national team.
He has been the leader of the fast attack but the challenge against Ben Stokes’s side will be different. Kapil Dev was the last fast bowler to captain the Indian team. Javagal Srinath and Zaheer Khan were never given vice-captaincy, so after 35 years a fast bowler has become the captain of India. Although this arrangement has been made only for one match, but in future when the Indian team will go through a period of change, the selectors will want to try all their options.
England team is in excellent form
England recently beat New Zealand 3-0 and under the guidance of new coach Brendon McCullum, the team has been performing very aggressively. Their batsmen have thrashed the opposing attack fiercely while Jack Leach has twice taken five wickets in the innings. The pitch here is looking flat which can prove to be helpful for the batsmen. In such a situation, Bumrah, Mohammed Shami and Mohammad Siraj will have a big responsibility to curb the England batsmen.
Joe Root in form after relinquishing captaincy
Joe Root has been in form since leaving the captaincy, while Jonny Bairstow, who regained form from the IPL, scored around 400 runs at an average of 120 plus. Indian coach Rahul Dravid said on Wednesday, England have won two matches by going close to defeat. However, instead of thinking about their strength, we will focus on our strength. India is third (58.33 percentage points) in the World Championship table after Australia (75 percentage points), South Africa (71. 43 percentage points).
Batting can become difficult for India
In the absence of Rohit and Rahul, India will have to work harder in batting. Coach Dravid expects match-winning innings from Virat Kohli. The practice match against Leicester remained like a net session. Facing James Anderson will not be easy for Shubman Gill or Shreyas Iyer. Hanuma Vihari is a strong player but he needs support from the other end. Cheteshwar Pujara has scored runs in county cricket but needs a different approach to open the innings. Now it has to be seen whether the Indian team takes on Ravichandran Ashwin or Shardul Thakur.