Jasprit Bumrah Rested for Australia ODIs and New Zealand Tour; Mohammed Siraj Named as Replacement, Siddarth Kaul Added to T20I Squad for NZ Series
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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday announced that fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah has been rested for the upcoming three-match One-day International (ODI) series against Australia. The pacer has been rested for limited overs fixtures against New Zealand as well. Hyderabad fast bowler Mohammed Siraj will replace Bumrah in the squad for the Australia and New Zealand tour, read BCCI’s statement.

“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,” BCCI’s statement further read. Meanwhile, BCCI has also drafted another fast bowler Siddarth Kaul into the squad for the three-match T20I series against New Zealand in February. Ravi Shastri and Virat Kohli Trolled on Twitter for Saying India’s Test Series Win in Australia Bigger Than World Cup Victories; View Funny Messages

Bumrah finished the recently concluded Tests series against Australia as the joint-highest wicket-taker with Natan Lyon. The fast bowler picked 21 wickets, including 6/33 at Melbourne during the third Test, and was instrumental in helping India win their first Test series in India.

India will take on Australia in three ODIs, starting January 12 at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG). The second and third ODI will take place on January 15 and 18 respectively. Ravi Shastri Heaps Praises on Virat Kohli, Says ‘I Salute My Captain’

India then travels to New Zealand for limited-over contests. The two sides will face-off in the five-match ODI series, which begins from January 23 onwards at Napier. After the five ODIs, the two sides will lock horns on three T20Is on February 06, 08, and 10 respectively.