Jasprit Bumrah Rested For Australia ODIs And New Zealand Tour; Mohammed Siraj, Siddarth Kaul Called In

Updated: 08 January 2019 14:57 IST

Indian Premier League sensation Sidharth Kaul has been added to India's T20I squad.

Jasprit Bumrah Rested For Australia ODIs And New Zealand Tour; Mohammed Siraj, Siddarth Kaul Called In
Jasprit Bumrah had a stellar Test series vs Australia, which India won 2-1. © Twitter/BCCI

The India vs Australia ODI series is barely days away, and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided to rest India's prime pacer Jasprit Bumrah. He has also been rested for the upcoming tour of New Zealand. Hyderabad-based pacer Mohammed Siraj has been called in as Bumrah's replacement. In another development, Siddarth Kaul, who is a successful Indian Premier League bowler, has been roped into the Indian T20I squad.

With 21 scalps, Bumrah ended the four-Test series as the joint-leading wicket-taker alongside Australian off-spinner Nathan Lyon. "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," said the BCCI in a statement.    

"Punjab pacer Siddarth Kaul has also been drafted into the squad for the three-match T20I series against New Zealand," it added.    

Bumrah, who made his Test debut just 12 months ago, has become India's go-to pacer in all three formats. The attack comprising Bumrah, Mohammad Shami, Umesh Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Ishant Sharma has been hailed as India's best ever.    
The decision to rest him comes after captain Virat Kohli also emphasised on managing the workload of the pacers following India's maiden Test series win in Australia here on Monday. "It's important to take care of these guys especially manage workloads, that's going to be our priority going forward. But even more so, finding three more guys who can bowl as fast as and as relentless as these guys," said Kohli.

India play three ODIs against Australia starting Saturday before travelling to New Zealand for a five-ODI and three-T20I assignment starting January 23.

(With PTI inputs)

Comments
Topics mentioned in this article Australia Australia Cricket Team India India Cricket Team Jasprit Jasbirsingh Bumrah Jasprit Bumrah Cricket Australia vs India 2018/19
Highlights
  • IPL sensation Siddharth Kaul has been added to India's T20I squad
  • Bumrah has been rested for Australia ODIs, New Zealand tour
  • Mohammed Siraj will replace Bumrah in the squad
Related Articles
Virat Kohli, Ravindra Jadeja Can Intimidate Any Batsmen With Agility On Field, Says R Sridhar
Virat Kohli, Ravindra Jadeja Can Intimidate Any Batsmen With Agility On Field, Says R Sridhar
World Cup 2019: India Make Huge Statement By Outclassing Australia At The Oval
World Cup 2019: India Make Huge Statement By Outclassing Australia At The Oval
World Cup 2019, IND vs AUS Highlights: India Beat Australia By 36 Runs For Second Straight Win
World Cup 2019, IND vs AUS Highlights: India Beat Australia By 36 Runs For Second Straight Win
Rohit Sharma Finds Unique Way To Congratulate Yuzvendra Chahal
Rohit Sharma Finds Unique Way To Congratulate Yuzvendra Chahal
If There
If There's A Perfect Action, I'll Try To Copy That, Says Jasprit Bumrah
Advertisement