After losing patience with KS Bharat, Team India is considering alternative wicket-keeping possibilities, including Dhruv Jurel. The uncapped youngster will most likely make his international debut in the forthcoming third Test against England in Rajkot, which begins on February 15.
Meanwhile, KS Bharat appears impressive behind the wicket but has failed to score runs with the bat so far in the series. KS Bharat made his debut in the Test for India in the Border-Gavaskar trophy 2023. He has yet to score a half-century for India and his average is of 20.09.
Bharat failed to create an impact in the recently ended second Test against England at his home field. The wicketkeeper batter has scored 17 runs and 6 runs in the first and second innings, respectively. Dhruv Jurel, on the other hand, has made significant contributions to both the 2024 Ranji Trophy and the unofficial series against the England Lions.
Ishan Kishan is reportedly practising with the Pandya brothers in Baroda rather than competing in the Ranji Trophy. The BCCI is not pleased with the players' decision to withdraw from domestic cricket.
Indian Cricket Board may rest Jasprit Bumrah due to workload management
Meanwhile, Cheteshwar Pujara is taking advantage of the Ranji Trophy to make a strong case for his eventual comeback to the Indian red-ball squad. The board must anticipate additional players to follow in his footsteps, rather than avoiding the competition.
Jasprit Bumrah has established himself as an indispensable prospect for Team India, especially under subcontinent conditions, as seen by his recent match-winning exploits. However, considering the upcoming demanding schedule, the workload of the right-arm pacer must also be addressed.
According to rumours, Bumrah was scheduled to be rested for Team India's third Test in Rajkot. However, considering that the series is now tied at 1-1 and that there is a ten-day gap between the second and third matches, team management has been urged to unleash Bumrah in the third Test as well, while giving him a respite in the fourth Test at Ranchi.