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Jasprit Bumrah has been appointed India's captain for the rescheduled fifth Test against England in the absence of full-time skipper Rohit Sharma, the All-India Senior Selection Committee announced on Friday. Meanwhile, Rishabh Pant has been appointed the vice-captain for the fifth Test.

Rohit, who tested positive for Covid during the warm-up fixture game against Leicestershire, has failed to recover, the BCCI said. Notably, Rohit led India in the 4-day practice match against Leicestershire last week. The Indian captain batted in the first innings and



scored 25 runs, but he did not take the field during the 2nd innings, raising quite a few eyebrows.

"It is a very big honour. It is a very big achievement," Bumrah said. "We did a test today morning as well. Rohit tested positive. Then I was officially informed that I was going to lead the side."

Bumrah will be the second captain for India in the Pataudi Trophy, which India lead 2-1, after Virat Kohli had been in charge for the first four games, before the last Test was pushed back following a Covid-19 outbreak in the Indian camp.
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