Fit Bumrah available for selection for third Test

Jasprit Bumrah’s availability poses an interesting question for the team management, which now has four fit pace bowlers to choose from.

Jasprit Bumrah speaks to India skipper Virat Kohli during a training session at Lord's.   -  AP

Jasprit Bumrah is fit and available for selection for the third Test against England, which begins in Nottingham on Saturday.

The Gujarat pacer, who suffered a thumb injury during India’s first T20 against Ireland, has been traveling with the squad but has been unable to play any part in the series so far. He has been bowling in the nets too, albeit with a plaster on his left hand. Bumrah made his Test debut in South Africa earlier this year, where he took 14 wickets in the three matches.

Bumrah’s availability poses an interesting question for the team management, which now has four fit pace bowlers to choose from.

Meanwhile, R. Ashwin, who suffered a couple of blows on the fingers while batting on the final day at Lord’s, has also been declared fit. India will also hope that Virat Kohli, who is struggling with a sore back and does not feel he will be able to field with total intensity, will recover in time for Trent Bridge.

The Indian team is scheduled to travel to Nottingham on Wednesday.