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Injury Sidelines KL Rahul, Jasprit Bumrah Returns: What It Means for Team India

As the excitement grew for the fifth and final Test against England in Dharamshala, Team India suffered a setback with senior batsman KL Rahul being ruled out due to injury. However, there is also good news that fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah is making a comeback. Let’s dive into the details of this latest development and its implications for the team.

KL Rahul’s injury problem:

KL Rahul injury problem

  • KL Rahul’s absence in the fifth Test is a blow to Team India, with the experienced batsman feeling pain in his right quadriceps.
  • Despite being 90% fit ahead of the third Test in Rajkot, Rahul’s injury persisted, forcing him to seek specialist advice in London.
  • His exit from the team has left a void in the batting lineup, due to which Team India will have to rethink its strategy for the final Test.

Jasprit Bumrah’s Return:

Jasprit Bumrah Return

  • One good thing is that the return of Jasprit Bumrah to the team has added firepower to the bowling attack.
  • The inclusion of Bumrah adds depth and experience to the pace battery, which will provide a significant boost to Team India in the series final.

Rajat Patidar’s chance:

Rajat Patidar
Rajat Patidar
  • With Rahul sidelined, Rajat Patidar remains in the team, although his place in the playing eleven is uncertain.
  • Despite a poor performance so far, Patidar’s presence provides a potential opportunity to prove his worth in the final Test.

Washington Sundar’s release:

Washington Sundar
Washington Sundar
  • All-rounder Washington Sundar has been released from the squad to join Tamil Nadu for their Ranji Trophy semi-final clash against Mumbai.
  • Sundar’s absence creates space for other players to step up and fill the void in the team.

looking ahead:

  • Rahul’s focus will now be on making a full recovery ahead of the upcoming IPL season, where he is set to lead the Lucknow Super Giants.
  • His return to form will not only be important for his IPL franchise but will also strengthen his chances of making the Indian team for the T20 World Cup.
  • Meanwhile, Bumrah’s return signals Team India’s intention to finish the series on a high note with the aim of a comprehensive win in Dharamshala.


As Team India prepares to face England in the final Test, KL Rahul’s absence poses a challenge, while the return of Jasprit Bumrah provides strength to the bowling unit. With players like Rajat Patidar eager to make an impact and a reshuffle going on in the team, all eyes are on Dharamshala for what will be an exciting finale to the series.

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