Jasprit Bumrah will be in charge of the Indian team for the fifth Test against England at Edgbaston. Bumrah will be leading the national team for the first time with Rishabh Pant to be the vice-captain.
India captain Rohit Sharma has not fully recovered from the COVID-19 infection he contracted during a warm-up game in Leicester the week before the Edgbaston Test against England. As a result, the chances of Sharma leading India in the Edgbaston Test against England have taken a serious hit.
"Mr Rohit Sharma, Captain, Indian Cricket Team is ruled out of the rescheduled fifth Test against England to be played from Friday," a BCCI release said. “Rohit underwent a RAT Test on Thursday morning and returned a positive result for COVID-19. The All-India Senior Selection Committee has named Mr Jasprit Bumrah as captain for the upcoming Test and Mr Rishabh Pant as his deputy."
Both teams have a lot riding on the outcome of the Edgbaston Test, as it is a part of the ICC World Test Championship and significant points are up for grabs. The current standings see India in third place after a strong performance thus far. In the meantime, England is coming into this Test match after having previously beaten New Zealand by a 3-0.