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Jasprit Bumrah rested for the ODI series and the tour of NZ
The Indian selectors have decided to rest fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah for the upcoming three-match ODI series against Australia and the subsequent tour of New Zealands (five ODIs and three T20Is) in a bid to manage his workload and keep him fresh for the upcoming assignments, especially the World Cup.
Hyderabad pacer Mohammed Siraj has been named as his replacement in these series while Punjab fast bowler Siddarth Kaul has been drafted into the Indian T20I side for the three-match series against New Zealand. Siraj has been doing well in the domestic circuit of late and has played a handful of T20Is for India. Kaul, on the other hand, made his international debut during the tour of England last year.
"Keeping in mind the workload of the bowler, it was best felt to give him adequate rest ahead of the home series against Australia," the BCCI release said.
India's ODI squad to face Australia and New Zealand: Virat Kohli(c), Rohit Sharma, Lokesh Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Siraj, K Khaleel Ahmed, Mohammed Shami.
India's T20I squad to face New Zealand: Virat Kohli(c), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Md. Siraj, Siddarth Kaul, K Khaleel Ahmed.