Jasprit Bumrah rested for ODI’s against Australia, New Zealand tour

Written by January 8, 2019 13:33

New Delhi: After a hard fought and victorious Test series against Australia, India have decided to rest Jasprit Bumrah for the forthcoming ODI series in Australia and the New Zealand tour that comprises five ODIs and three T20Is in January-February.

Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj
Jasprit Bumrah

Mohammed Siraj has been named as Bumrah’s replacement for those series while Siddarth Kaul has been added to the squad for the T20I series in New Zealand next month.

Bumrah was rested “keeping in mind the work load of the bowler”, according to a BCCI release, to give him adequate rest before the home ODIs and T20Is against Australia in February-March.

Bumrah bowled more overs (157.1) than any other fast bowler in the four-Test series in Australia, only behind Nathan Lyon’s 242.1 overs as the two finished as the joint-highest wicket-takers in the series.

Siraj, who is yet to make his ODI debut, last played a T20I in the Nidahas Trophy in Sri Lanka in March 2018. But he has been in stellar form with the red ball while representing India A since July. He has taken three five-wicket hauls in the period in eight matches to collect 47 wickets at an average of 18.04.