Jasprit Bumrah was chosen to lead the Indian cricket team in its 36th Test match against England, which begins on Friday at Edgbaston. Rohit Sharma was nominated for the top position after he could not recuperate from COVID-19. Since the legendary Kapil Dev, Bumrah became the first fast bowler to captain India in a Test match. Bumrah has long been regarded as the unquestioned head of the fast bowlers, but on Friday, he will face a different opponent when he goes out for the toss against Ben Stokes’ team.
Bumrah has never before been captained in a First-class, List A, or Indian Premier League game, let alone while leading the nation, which adds to the intrigue. Wasim Jaffer, a former Indian cricketer, drew attention to an intriguing narrative in the history of Indian cricket, describing how a captain with no prior experience became the best Indian captain ever. Jaffer was referencing MS Dhoni.
“Best wishes and congratulations to @Jaspritbumrah93. You may draw motivation from the fact that the last Indian skipper led his nation to the No. 1 Test ranking and three ICC titles after leading in FC, List A, and the IPL, “Jaffer tweeted.
India won the 2007 World T20, the 2011 ICC 50-over World Cup, and the 2013 Champions Trophy under Dhoni’s leadership. The last of those victories continues to be the last ICC trophy won by India.
Bumrah now has the opportunity to lead India to only its fourth series victory in England. Before the match was called off last year owing to an epidemic of COVID-19 in the Indian camp, India had a 2-1 series advantage. Start of the five-match series’ rescheduled Test