Jasprit Bumrah rested for Australia ODIs and New Zealand series; replacements named

Fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah has been rested by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for the upcoming ODI series against Australia and New Zealand.


Bumrah will also not feature in the 3-match T20I series against New Zealand, the BCCI announced in a press release on Tuesday.

Mohammed Siraj has been called up for the ODIs in Australia and New Zealand in place of Bumrah, while Siddarth Kaul has been drafted into the squad for the T20 Internationals.


“The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided to rest India pacer Jasprit Bumrah for the forthcoming ODI series against Australia and the tour in New Zealand.

“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. Mohammed Siraj will replace Bumrah in the squad for the Australia and New Zealand tour,” BCCI said in a statement.

“Siddarth Kaul has also been drafted into the squad for the 3-match T20I series against New Zealand,” BCCI added.

Bumrah was the star performer for Team India with the ball as they won a historic Test series against Australia in Australia on Monday. He was the joint-highest wicket taker in the four match Test series, with 21 wickets.

Meanwhile, Siraj has been in top form with the ball in domestic cricket. In his last Ranji Trophy match for Hyderabad against Punjab, he picked up seven wickets. He had also put in good performances against New Zealand A last year.

Also, Kaul has been in good form with the ball and recently took 10 wickets in his last two first-class games. He also picked up seven wickets against New Zealand A, including a 4-wicket haul in the last match.

India will face Australia in a three-match ODI series which begins on January 12.

The Men in Blue are slated to travel to New Zealand after the Australia tour, for a 5-match ODI series which starts from January 23 and will also play three T20Is starting February 10.

India ODI squad vs Australia, New Zealand:

Virat Kohli(c), Rohit Sharma, 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 Khaleel Ahmed, Mohammed Shami.

India T20I squad vs New Zealand:

Virat Kohli(c), Rohit Sharma (vc), KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (WK), Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul, Khaleel Ahmed.

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