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Rishabh Pant and R Ashwin were also discussed for captaincy role for the upcoming game, but they failed.

Despite Rahul Dravid’s statement that Rohit Sharma hasn’t been ruled out of the fifth and final Test against England, the 35-year-old is likely to miss the Test as he didn’t travel with the team to Birmingham.

Also, Jasprit Bumrah will most probably lead India against the hosts. According to Cricbuzz, Rishabh Pant and R Ashwin were also discussed for captaincy role for the upcoming game, but they failed in the ultimate analysis.

India have been hit hard by the absence of star players. While Rohit is down with COVID-19, KL Rahul recently had surgery for his groin injury.

These two were the top performers for the sub-continent team against the English team. They played an important role in India’s lead by 2-1 when the fifth contest was called off due to the virus outbreak in the Indian camp.

India haven’t played a Test for a long time, while the Ben Stokes-led team recently thumped New Zealand by a margin of 3-0.

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