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Indian cricket team fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah© AFP

Indian cricket team fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah wanted to play all five Test matches against England in the ongoing series but was rested for the fourth game in Ranchi as part of workload management, according to a report by Hindustan Times. The report claimed that Bumrah was keen on playing all the games “influenced by the two eight-day breaks at the end of the second and fourth matches”. However, with the T20 World Cup taking place in June this year, the team management decided to rest him for the match.

Bumrah was not the only pacer who was rested in the series as Mohammed Siraj was released from the squad for the second Test despite travelling with the team and practicing in Visakhapatnam.

Bumrah was released from the Indian Test squad while senior batter KL Rahul was ruled out of the fourth match beginning in Ranchi on Friday.

Bumrah has been released as part of his workload management. He is the leading wicket-taker in the Test series with 17 scalps from three matches. He singlehandedly bowled India to victory in the second Test in Visakhapatnam.

Rahul had also missed the second and third Test after complaining of pain in his right quadriceps.

“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 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.

Pacer Mukesh Kumar, who was released from the squad for the third Test in Rajkot, has joined the team in Ranchi.

(With PTI inputs)

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