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Bumrah named captain after Sharma tests Covid positive for second time

LONDON: Rohit Sharma has been ruled out of the fifth Test against England in Edgbaston after testing Covid positive for the second time and Jasprit Bumrah has been named captain of the team.

For the first time in three and a half decades, a fast bowler will lead India in a Test match. Bumrah is set to follow in Kapil Dev’s footsteps and for the first time since 1987, India will have a fast-bowling captain.

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