India vs England, 3rd Test: Dhruv Jurel likely to replace KS Bharat in Rajkot | Cricket News

Feb 12, 2024



Mumbai: Will 'keeper-batt' Dhruv Jurel Make his test debut in the third test against England In place of struggling KS Bharat in Rajkot? Well, this could very well be the case when the action resumes in the series from February 15, which is currently tied at 1-1.
According to informed sources bcci He times of India Speaking to, key decision-makers in Indian cricket have run out of patience with wicketkeeper Bharat, who has not done anything of significance in the seven Test matches he has played so far.
“Bharat's batting has been quite poor, while his 'keeping' has also not been good. He is not making use of his opportunities. Jurel, on the other hand, is talented, has a good attitude and has a bright future. He has won the IPL Has performed well for Uttar Pradesh, India A and Rajasthan Royals in 2017. Don't be surprised Jurel Will make his Test debut in Rajkot,” said a source. times of India,

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In all respects, India have missed a golden opportunity to make a Test comeback. In the two Test matches in this series, the Andhra player has scored 92 runs in two Tests @ 23.00. Overall, he has scored only 221 runs in seven Tests @ 20.09, without scoring a single half-century. Before this series, Bharat last played for India in the World Test Championship final against Australia at The Oval, London in June 2023 (he was out for 5 and 23).
In 15 first-class matches, Jurel has scored 790 runs @ 46.47 with one century and five fifties, with his highest score being 249. The 22-year-old player scored 50 against England Lions and 69 against South in Ahmedabad last month. Africa A-both four-day matches in Benoni in December.
Bumrah may be rested in Ranchi
Keeping in mind his workload and valuable value to the team, the idea of ​​giving the fast bowler is being considered. Jasprit Bumrah Relief at some point in this five-Test series. “He is likely to be rested for the fourth Test in Ranchi, which means he will be fresh and active for the fifth and final Test in Dharamshala in early March, which could be the decider of this closely fought series. That's what he That's the point where Bumrah's presence will make a difference,” the source said.
Avesh needed 'game time'
The selectors are being criticized for their decision to drop the fast bowler. Avesh Khan He was dropped from the team for the last three Tests without getting a chance to play in the playing eleven in the first two Tests. “The idea is to give them game time, which is why they have been asked to go and play in Madhya Pradesh ranji Trophy. He has not played yet in February.
Akash Deep (his replacement) was selected because he had performed well for India A. “In any case, India will have Bumrah and Siraj as the two fast bowlers in Rajkot,” he said.
'Players must play Ranji Trophy'
It is learned that the BCCI is not very happy with the attitude of some of India's established players towards red ball cricket, especially Ranji Trophy. “In the next few days, all players to play for their state team in the Ranji Trophy will be informed by the BCCI, unless they are on national duty, only those who are unfit and fined at the NCA will be allowed. A relaxation is being made. The board is not very happy with some of the players who have already been in IPL mode since January,” said a source.
Possibility of slow pace in Rajkot Test
Meanwhile, it has been revealed that the slow turner may be offered for the third Test. “The Indian team management is comfortable with a slow turner. They don't want a fast turner,” a source said.
Jadeja, Pujara will be honored
Saurashtra Cricket Association will honor Ravindra Jadeja and Cheteshwar Pujara for their contribution to Indian cricket at a function in Rajkot on February 14, where the association will name its stadium after veteran administrator Niranjan Shah.



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