India's pace talisman, Jasprit Bumrah, has been rested for the upcoming One Day Internationals against Australian and New Zealand. Hyderabad speedster Mohammed Siraj receives a maiden call-up to the Indian team as a replacement for Bumrah.
25-year-old Bumrah was India's leading wicket taker in their recently concluded victorious Test series against Australia with 21 wickets. He featured in all four games for Virat Kohli's team and bowled a cumulative total of 157.1 overs in the span of those Test matches.
“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 in an official press release. The lanky pacer from Gujarat will be replaced by 24-year-old Mohammed Siraj who has performed admirably in the Ranji trophy.
The BCCI also confirmed that Punjab pacer Siddharth Kaul will be added to the squad for the T20 games against New Zealand.
India's first ODI game against the Aussies commences on the Saturday, the 12th of January.
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