Could Jasprit Bumrah be the perfect replacement to Rohit Sharma as Test captain?

Could Jasprit Bumrah take over the captaincy in Test matches after Rohit Sharma. What can be the possible outcome after the star pacer takes the responsibility.

Sarah Andrew
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Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah

The Indian Test team is currently enjoying a lot of success under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma. Rohit, during his tenure, has not only proven to be one of the best batters for the team but also a successful skipper. He took over the responsibility after Virat Kohli stepped down in 2021. Rohit has had a great stint as the Test captain, where he is enjoying a win rate of over 60%. The hitman has also led the team to its second consecutive World Test Championship finals.

Even after this success, there is not a lot of time left for the India skipper who is currently 36 years of age. There is also little time to figure out who will be the perfect replacement for him. Many potential players can replace him such as KL Rahul or Ravindra Jadeja. There is also one player who has enough experience to lead a side as well. He is none other than Jasprit Bumrah, who has already impressed everyone on the 3 occasions where he has led the side.

The positives and negatives of Bumrah as Test captain

There is no doubt that Jasprit Bumrah is one of the most experienced campaigners in the Indian team. He is also one of the world's best bowlers right now. The only problem will be in how he will manage his workload. The injury problems have been another major reason for the 30-year-old pacer. The team will want him at his best, especially in Test matches. The other minor factor is that he is not really the quickest on the field. Bumrah does not field at the best spots and this will make it difficult for him since he will not have a really clear vision of the positions.

Other than these factors, Bumrah has already shown that he can deal better in pressure situations, especially at the death. The calm nature of the premiere pacer is what can make him someone trustworthy to lead the side. Bumrah even after being a fast bowler is one of the smartest cricketers as well. Bumrah has had successful stints as a captain as well, making him a great choice as an India skipper in the longer formats.

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