IND vs ENG Test : Probably Bumrah on Rest, Siraj and KL Rahul Will Come back

Them India beat England inside four days by 106 runs on Monday to level the series in Vizag. Now still three test matches remain of the five match series. BCCI will announce the squad for the remaining test matches. It is anticipated the team will be declared on Tuesday. But till night it has not been announced.

Ravindra Jadeja and Mohammed Shami already out of the squad due to injury. KL Rahul most likely going to come back for the third test. On the other thand, the team management, are considering resting Bumrah for the Rajkot Test to ensure he returns rejuvenated for the final two Tests. Bumrah was declared the player of the match for his outstanding performance, claiming nine wickets for 91 runs in the second test. Mohammed Siraj, who was given a similar break for the second Test, is expected to be recalled by the selectors. Then he will lead the Indian pace attack.

The return of Virat Kohli remains uncertain. Asked about his availability, coach Rahul Dravid said the team management will connect with Kohli to know his availability for the rest of the series. Though AB de Villiers recently revealed on his YouTube channel saying that Kohli is expecting his second child with his wife, Anushka Sharma.

Previously the BCCI informed that Virat Kohli has withdrawn from the first two Tests against England on January 22 due to personal reasons. Since then, there were widespread rumours circulating on the internet regarding his absence.

During a live session on his YouTube channel AB de Villiers said, “I did text him, I did hear from him, I cannot give you too much information. All I know is that he’s fine and spending a bit of time with his family that’s the reason for missing the first few Test matches. I’m not gonna confirm anything else, unfortunately. But I would love to see him back, I cannot wait to see him back whichever form or way. But he’s fine, he’s happy.”

Then AB added, “Yes, his second child is on the way, it’s family time. You cannot judge Virat for that, and yes we miss him but he’s made the right decision. We wish him all the very best for the great blessing of being able to become a father for the second time and All the Best to Anushka as well.”

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