Jasprit Bumrah rested for India’s white ball matches in Australia and New Zealand after 21-wicket haul in historic Test series victory
- India announce their squad for short form matches in Australia and New Zealand
- Pace bowler Jasprit Bumrah rested after impressing in Test series victory
- Bumrah took series-leading 21 wickets at an average of 17 during 2-1 win
- He is replaced in the India squad by Mohammed Siraj, who has yet to play
Pace bowler Jasprit Bumrah has been rested for the limited-overs international series in Australia and the tour of New Zealand after playing a starring role in India’s first ever test series triumph Down Under.
Bumrah took a series-leading 21 wickets at an average of 17 in India’s 2-1 series win, which wrapped up with the drawn fourth test in Sydney on Monday.
India will now play Australia in three one-day internationals, starting on Saturday in Sydney, before travelling to New Zealand for an ODI and Twenty20 international series.
Pace bowler Jasprit Bumrah has been rested for India’s upcoming one-day fixtures
Bumrah impressed during India’s historic Test series victory over Australia this winter
The Board of Control for Cricket in India released a statement Tuesday saying that Bumrah, who bowled more overs than any other pace bowler in the four-test series against Australia, deserved a break.
‘Keeping in mind the work load of the bowler, it was best felt to give him adequate rest ahead of the home series against Australia,’ the BCCI said.
Mohammed Siraj, who is yet to make his ODI debut, will replace Bumrah in the squad for the Australia and New Zealand tour.
Rohit Sharma is set to return for the ODI series having missed the fourth Test in Australia
Rohit Sharma will return for the ODI series after skipping the fourth test against Australia to spend time in India with his family.
Australia is resting its frontline pace trio – Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins – for the three-game ODI series.
Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Siraj, Khaleel Ahmed, Mohammed Shami