Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah has decided to pull out of the fourth and final match of the ongoing India vs England Test series due to personal reasons. The Board of Control for Indian in India (BCCI) has confirmed that there will be no new addition to the squad.
"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 BCCI in a release.
"There will be no addition to India’s squad for the final Test."
India’s squad for the 4th Test: Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper), R Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Ishant Sharma, Md. Siraj, Umesh Yadav.
Bumrah picked four wickets in the first Test and missed the second before returning for the third match at Ahmedabad's Narendra Modi Stadium. The fourth Test between India and England begins on March 4 and will be played at the Narendra Modi Stadium.
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