Akash Deep is Set to Join the Squad as a Replacement of Legendary Pacer Jasprit Bumrah


New partner for veteran Mohd. Siraj in absence of Bumrah

Vishal Singh Feb. 21, 2024

Akash Deep as a replacement -

According to an Indian Express article, a Bengal fast bowler Akash Deep is scheduled to make his debut for the Indian cricket team in the fourth Test match against England in Ranchi commencing on Friday. Star bowler Jasprit Bumrah was dropped from the Ranchi Test team, and Mukesh Kumar was added back, the BCCI confirmed on Tuesday. Nevertheless, the article suggests that Mohammed Siraj will likely be partnered with Akash Deep, Mukesh's Ranji Trophy colleague.
In two games for India A against the England Lions in Ahmedabad, Akash Deep claimed ten wickets, demonstrating his strong recent form. Along with his success in the domestic circuit, he has collected 104 wickets at an average of 23.58 from 30 first-class matches with Bengal.


Senior batsman KL Rahul was ruled out of the fourth match, which starts in Ranchi on Friday, while Bumrah was dismissed from the Indian Test team.

Rahul injured & Bumrah rested -

As part of his workload management, Bumrah was rested. With 17 wickets from three matches, he is the most skilled wicket-taker in the Test series. In Visakhapatnam, he bowled India to victory on his own in the second Test match.

Rahul reported experiencing pain in his right quadriceps, which caused him to miss the second and third Tests as well.

Jasprit Bumrah has been released from the squad for the 4th IDFC First Bank Test against England in Ranchi. The decision was taken keeping in mind the duration of the series and the amount of cricket he has played in recent times
~the BCCI said in a statement
Meanwhile, KL Rahul is ruled out of the 4th Test. His participation in the final Test match in Dharamsala is subject to fitness
~it added

The lineup in Ranchi now includes pacer Mukesh Kumar, who was dropped from the Rajkot squad for the third Test. Considering that Bumrah bowled 80.5 overs in the first three Tests, the decision to rest him was finalized.

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