India rests pace spearhead Bumrah for Australia ODIs, NZ tour

Postado Janeiro 12, 2019

Bumrah scalped 21 wickets in India's 2-1 victory over Australia in the four-match series and bowled a total of 157.1 overs - more than any other Indian bowlers. "Mohammed Siraj will replace Bumrah in the squad for the Australia and New Zealand tour", said the BCCI in a statement. The ICC's post read: "The Australia v India series in 2034 is going to be fire".

Mohammed Siraj, a right-arm seamer yet to make his one-day global debut, will fill Bumrah's void in the Indian squad.

India squad for the ODIs against Australia and New Zealand: Virat Kohli (capt), Rohit Sharma, Lokesh Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Siraj, Khaleel Ahmed, Mohammed Shami.

Selectors will also have to ponder whether Nathan Lyon, another player back in the mix, is the right fit in an Australian XI that will be desperate to start the series well after a horror 2018.

Kaul has played three ODIs and two T20Is, with his last global match during the Asia Cup in September in the UAE, where he played only one match, against Afghanistan. In his last Ranji Trophy for Hyderabad against Punjab, he picked up seven wickets.

New Zealand leg-spinner Ish Sodhi and fast bowler Lachlan Ferguson have moved up to become joint-31st position holders after their credible performances during a 3-0 sweep over Sri Lanka.

India will face Australia in a three-match ODI series which begins on January 12. Kaul also toured New Zealand as part of the India A squad, but for 50-over matches in which he finished as the highest wicket-taker with seven scalps from three games, with an economy rate of 5.88.

Virat Kohli´s team will now take on the hosts in three one-day internationals starting Saturday in Sydney, and then travel to New Zealand for a limited-overs series later this month.