Published: Sat, January 12, 2019
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Kohli, Bumrah retain number one position in ICC ODI rankings

Kohli, Bumrah retain number one position in ICC ODI rankings

India fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah, who was the star of the team's historic Test series triumph Down Under, has been rested from the ODIs in Australia and also the limited-overs tour of New Zealand. He also picked seven wickets in the three List A games against New Zealand A in Mount Maunganui.

Jasprit Bumrah was outstanding with the ball in the recently concluded Test series in Australia.

Bumrah was rested "keeping in mind the work load of the bowler", according to a BCCI release, to give him adequate rest before the home ODIs and T20Is against Australia in February-March. Bumrah sent down 157.1 overs in hot and demanding conditions, the most by a fast bowler in the series and second only to spinner Lyon's 242.1.

"Mohammed Siraj will replace Bumrah in the squad for the Australia and New Zealand tour", the BCCI statement added. In his last first-class match he finished with impressive figures of 3 for 74 and 4 for 71 for Hyderabad against Punjab in the Ranji Trophy. He has taken three five-wicket hauls in the period in eight matches to collect 47 wickets at an average of 18.04.


India will face Australia in a three-match ODI series which begins on January 12. The present Indian bowling attack comprising Bumrah, Mohammad Shami, Umesh Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Ishant Sharma has been hailed as the best ever Indian attack overseas.

The team who are at Sydney for their ODI series against Australia have started their preparations but in style.

He is also the ICC's top-ranked ODI bowler but will not be involved in the three 50-over contests against Australia or the following ODI and Twenty20 fixtures in New Zealand.

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.

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