Jasprit Bumrah waves to crowd during a match. File
Mohammed Faisal, Staff Reporter
Jasprit Bumrah has been named as skipper and Rishabh Pant his deputy in the absence of regular captain Rohit Sharma, who was ruled out with COVID-19, for the rescheduled final Test match against England scheduled to begin on Friday.
The Indian selection committee named Bumrah and Pant as captain and vice-captain respectively following Rohit’s RAT Test report, which returned a positive for coronavirus on Thursday.
The Friday’s fifth and the final Test match of the series was postponed just hours before its scheduled start in Manchester last September because of the coronavirus concerns in the Indian squad.
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New dad Virat Kohli returns to captain a buoyant India against England as they aim to build on their crushing win over Australia by sealing a place in the World Test Championship final.
Sri Lanka made only 113 runs in its second innings leaving Australia five runs to win and David Warner finished the match in four balls.
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The event featured a diverse group of emerging talents and classified athletes from prestigious clubs and academies giving excellent performances eyed enticing prizes worth more than Dhs1 million.
The four Emirati players, Abdullah Ahli, Abdullah Abdulaziz Abdullah, Fares Aljanahi and Salem Alhouli, will join a distinct team in the unique global championship.
Top-seed GM Yu Yangyi of China scored an emphatic win in Friday night’s seventh round to grab a share of the lead with defending champion GM Aravindh Chithambaram of India, who continued to struggle pulling the trigger in another promising position. Yu and Chithambaram now have 5.5 points from seven games,