Highlights

  • Bharat has failed to score a single half-century in his 12 Test innings
  • "Bumrah could be rested for the fourth Test in Ranchi"
  • BCCI isn't that happy with some players' approach towards red ball cricket: report

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"Bharat's batting has been well below-par, while his 'keeping hasn't been great either. He isn't making use of his chances," a BCCI source told TOI.

Big changes expected in Indian Test team, Dhruv Jurel likely to debut, Bumrah might be rested: Report

It seems that the BCCI has run out of patience with KS Bharat.

According to a report in the Times of India, the wicketkeeper-batter is likely to be dropped for the 3rd Test vs England. The team management might hand Dhruv Jurel his Test debut.

"Bharat's batting has been well below-par, while his 'keeping hasn't been great either. He isn't making use of his chances. Jurel, on the other hand, is talented, has a good attitude and has a bright future. He has done well for Uttar Pradesh, India A and the Rajasthan Royals in the IPL. Don't be surprised if Jurel makes his debut at Rajkot," a source told TOI.

Bharat has failed to impress in the 7 Tests he has played and has failed to score a single half-century in the 12 innings he had batted in.

The report further added that Jasprit Bumrah is likely to be rested for the 4th Test.

"He could be rested for the fourth Test in Ranchi, which means that he will be fresh and firing for the fifth and final Test in Dharamshala in early March, which could well be the decider of this closely contested series. That's the point where Bumrah's presence will make a difference," the source added.

The report further added that the BCCI isn't that happy with some players' approach towards red ball cricket, particularly the Ranji Trophy.

"In the next few days, all the players will be communicated by the BCCI to play for their state team in the Ranji Trophy, as long as they are not on national duty, with only those who are unfit and recovering at the NCA being granted an exemption. The Board isn't too happy with certain players already in IPL mode from January," a source said.


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