Middle-order batter KL Rahul has been ruled out of India’s fifth and final Test against England, set to start in Dharamsala on March 7, confirmed BCCI through a statement today.

Rahul had suffered a quadriceps injury in the first Test of the series, in Hyderabad.

Senior pacer Jasprit Bumrah also made a comeback to the Indian squad after he was rested for the fourth Test in Ranchi, where India sealed the series 3-1.

The statement added that spin-bowling all-rounder Washington Sundar has been released from the Indian squad, so that he can represent Tamil Nadu in the Ranji Trophy semifinal against Mumbai.

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The statement also mentioned that pacer Mohammed Shami had undergone an ankle surgery on February 26 and that he will soon head to NCA Bengaluru to begin his rehabilitation process.

India’s updated squad for the 5th Test

Rohit Sharma (C), Jasprit Bumrah (VC), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, Rajat Patidar, Sarfaraz Khan, Dhruv Jurel (WK), KS Bharat (WK), Devdutt Padikkal, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohd. Siraj, Mukesh Kumar, Akash Deep.


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