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Indian star reported for suspect bowling action, RR announce new coach and more - Cricket News Today, 13th January 2019

Jose Thomas
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Welcome to Sportskeeda's Cricket News Today. This is a section that covers a summary of the trending news topics of the day in the world of cricket.

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Shubman Gill and Vijay Shankar included in the Indian team

Batsman Shubman Gill and all-rounder Vijay Shankar have been called into the Indian side for the ODI series against Australia and the subsequent tour of New Zealand as a replacement for the suspended duo of Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul.

Both Hardik and Rahul were banned by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) from playing any form of cricket which comes under them or any state associations and ordered them to return home mid-way through the ongoing tour of Australia. The duo won't take part in the tour of New Zealand as well.

Vijay will join the team in Australia ahead of the second ODI while Shubman, who has got his maiden national call-up, will join them in New Zealand ahead of the ODI series.

Talking to Sportskeeda in an exclusive chat about his call-up, Shubman said, "I was about to sleep at night and I suddenly got a storm of messages on WhatsApp from my friends and reporters. And then I went to check what happened and then got to know that myself and Vijay Shankar are replacing Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul. I went and told my dad and he was very happy."

"Obviously, I am feeling very happy and very special about the call-up. I am really looking forward to being in New Zealand with the team," he added.

Also read: 'Got a storm of messages at midnight': Shubman Gill reveals 'special' call-up

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