Pace bowler Jasprit Bumrah has been rested for limited-overs worldwide series in Australia and New Zealand after playing a starring role in India's first test series triumph Down Under. He has also been rested for the upcoming tour of New Zealand.
The 25-year-old bowler recently became the first Indian first bowler to pick nine wickets in a Test match in Australia, on the final day of the "Boxing Day Test".More news: Several injured in powerful blast at Paris bakery
Mohammed Siraj the Hyderabad-based fast bowler has been called in as Bumrah's replacement.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India released a statement on Tuesday saying Bumrah, who bowled more overs than any other pace bowler in the four-test series against Australia, deserved a break. The Indian selectors made a decision to rest him to keep him fresh for the limited overs series back home against Australia. Siraj will replace him in the ODI team for the series against Australia while Siddarth Kaul will replace him for the T20I series against New Zealand. India, who play three matches against Australia and five against New Zealand, could reach 125 points and within one point of England if they are able to win all eight matches while Pakistan need to beat South Africa 5-0 in order to overtake them. He also picked up seven wickets against New Zealand A, including a 4-wicket haul in the last match.More news: Indian cricket star Hardik Pandya's 'misogynist' comments spark social media fury
Captain Virat Kohli's India will now play Australia in three one-day internationals, starting on Saturday in Sydney, before travelling to New Zealand for five ODIs and three Twenty20 internationals.
The attack comprising Bumrah, Mohammad Shami, Umesh Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Ishant Sharma has been hailed as India's best ever.More news: GoFundMe will refund donations for Trump's border wall
Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma (vc), KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (WK), Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul, Khaleel Ahmed.