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  • 10:19 PM IST

    Rohit Sharma Health Updates: But leadership is an instinctive thing — some are blessed with that sixth sense and intuition, some are born gamblers and some become better as they grow on the job. While this arrangement is a stop-gap one, Indian cricket establishment might have an idea of what can be expected of Bumrah when the time comes for the next change in baton.

  • 9:53 PM IST

    Rohit Sharma Health Updates: Javagal Srinath and Zaheer Khan, two fine exponents of fast bowling, were never even considered for vice-captaincy during their heydays. And hence,it took 35 years for India to have another pacer captain.

  • 9:25 PM IST

    Rohit Sharma Health Updates: Fast bowlers in Indian context have never been considered worthy of leadership contention and Kapil Dev, the world class all-rounder, was more of a fast medium bowler in his prime and later a medium-fast as time progressed.

  • 9:03 PM IST

    Rohit Sharma Health Updates: He has been acknowledged widely as the undisputed leader of the fast bowling group but come Friday, the challenge against Ben Stokes’ side will be very different when he walks out for the toss at the Edgbaston.

  • 8:26 PM IST

    Rohit Sharma Health Updates: In this backdrop of musical chair of Indian captaincy, the gauntlet has been thrown at Bumrah, arguably one of the finest fast bowlers in the history of Indian cricket and now set to be the 36th man to lead the national Test team.

  • 8:01 PM IST

    Rohit Sharma Health Updates: Nine months have passed since and a lot of water has flown through the Thames with the then captain Virat Kohli relinquishing Test captaincy. His successor, Rohit Sharma, is missing out on this game after testing positive for COVID-19.

  • 7:46 PM IST

    Rohit Sharma Health Updates: India were leading the five-match series 2-1 when multiple COVID-19 cases in their camp led to the postponement of the final game which was a part of the World Test Championship.

  • 7:35 PM IST

    Rohit Sharma Health Updates: Never before has he navigated the choppy waters of leadership but Jasprit Bumrah will certainly like to showcase his captaincy acumen while leading a slightly under-prepared India against a vastly improved England in the rescheduled fifth Test, starting here on Friday.

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  • 5:28 PM IST

    Rohit Sharma Health Updates: Jasprit Bumrah along with Rahul Dravid is out there to inspect the pitch. That can be a good enough indication. Is Rohit Sharma ruled out? Well, we might have to wait a bit longer.

  • 5:27 PM IST

  • 5:19 PM IST

    Rohit Sharma Health Updates: Official confirmation soon on status of Rohit Sharma. Stay tuned here. We will have all the updates here.

  • 5:11 PM IST

    Rohit Sharma Health Updates: Twitter Abuzz With Rohit Sharma testing negative for Covid. Hold the excitement. There is no official update yet.

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  • 5:01 PM IST

    Rohit Sharma Health Updates: “COVID makes you slightly empty from inside for those many days. That is another problem. So I feel Rohit Sharma is not playing, whatever Rahul Dravid might have said, and Jasprit Bumrah will be doing the captaincy,” Chopra opined.

  • 5:00 PM IST
    Rohit Sharma Health Updates: “I don’t think you will see Rohit Sharma playing because I was positive two or three months back, at the start of the IPL. You don’t have the strength. Let alone negative or positive, you need to have the ability to play,” feels Akash Chopra.
  • 4:56 PM IST

  • 4:52 PM IST

    Live Rohit Sharma Health Updates: Rohit is suppose to undergo another round of testing on Thursday, the report of which is awaited. Following which he will be tested once again before the match on Friday. Two negative results will be good enough for him to be considered for the match.

  • 4:50 PM IST

    Live Rohit Sharma Health Updates: India head coach Rahul Dravid has confirmed that Rohit is yet to be ruled out of the Edgbaston Test and he has been closely monitored by the medical team. As of now, he is still in contention to play the match but for that to happen he has to test negative.

  • 4:46 PM IST

    Live Rohit Sharma Health Updates: There were several reports in the media on Wednesday suggesting that the India captain has been ruled out of the Edgbaston Test with Jaspit Bumrah taking over but no official statement has come from the BCCI or the Indian team management.

  • 4:44 PM IST

    Live Rohit Sharma Health Updates: The India captain completed his five-day mandatory quarantine period on Wednesday but tested positive once again.

  • 4:35 PM IST

    Live Rohit Sharma Health Updates: It was later learnt that the India captain had tested positive for Covid-19 and has been isolated in the team hotel.

  • 4:35 PM IST

    Live Rohit Sharma Health Updates: Following his first innings stint against Leicestershire, Rohit didn’t take the field for the next three days with rising speculation of injury.

  • 4:33 PM IST

    Live Rohit Sharma Health Updates: Rohit Sharma last featured in the 4-day warm game vs Leicestershire where he opened the batting for India. The match was played from 23rd of June to the 26th of June 2022.

Highlights: Rohit Tests Positive Again, Bumrah Named Captain
Rohit Sharma Live Health Updates.

Rohit Sharma Tests Positive Again, Bumrah to lead in 5th Test: After reports of Rohit Sharma being ruled out of the Edgbaston Test, India head coach Rahul Dravid said that the India skipper is still in contention to play the one-off Test against England starting July 1, 2022. Rohit, who featured in India’s warm-up match against Leicestershire and opened the batting didn’t take the field in the last three days of the 4-day warm-up game.

It was later learnt that Rohit had tested positive for Covid-19 and was isolated in the team hotel. His five-day mandatory quarantine period got over yesterday (Wednesday) and upon another round of testing on the same day, he was again found to be Covid positive.

According to several reports in the media, Rohit will have to undergo another round of testing on Thursday and one before the start of the match to be considered for the game. At the moment, the Indian captain is racing against time to get fit for the all-important Test match against England.

Jasprit Bumrah is likely to take over as the captain of the team in case Rohit fails to recover from Covid-19. With KL Rahul already out of the England tour, Rohit’s absence would mean India will be without the services of both their openers who were instrumental in India’s success last year.

With the series on the line, India would hope to go into the Test match with their regular captain but that at the moment seems like a bit too ambitious.