Captain Rohit to miss fifth England Test; Bumrah to lead

India captain Rohit Sharma was ruled out of the rescheduled fifth and final Test against England, starting in Birmingham on Friday, after testing positive for COVID-19 for the second time.

Fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah is will captain India in the Birmingham Test match in Rohit’s absence.

Rohit, who played in the four-day warm-up game against Leicestershire, was moved to quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19 following a Rapid Antigen Test conducted on Saturday.

“Rohit Sharma will miss the fifth test and Jasprit Bumrah will lead the Indian side. He has been informed about this in the team meeting,” sources told ANI.

The rescheduled match is part of last year’s five-Test series which had to be cancelled after the fourth Test due to a Covid-19 outbreak in the Indian camp.

India leads the series 2-1.

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