Fox Sports Australia – A day after winning their maiden Test series on Australian soil, India announced on Tuesday that they would rest the world’s best one day bowler for the series, which gets underway in Sydney on Saturday.

Summary

  • A day after winning their maiden Test series on Australian soil, India announced on Tuesday that they would rest the world’s best one day bowler for the series, which gets underway in Sydney on Saturday.
  • “The Board of Control for Cricket in India has decided to rest India pacer Jasprit Bumrah for the forthcoming ODI series against Australia and the tour in New Zealand,” the BCCI said in a statement.
  • “Keeping in mind the workload of the bowler, it was best felt to give him adequate rest ahead of the home series against Australia.”
  • Bumrah, who made his Test debut last year against South Africa, was a key part of India’s success Down Under.
  • India’s decision to rest the gun quick is a boost for Australia’s hopes of seizing some momentum ahead of their Test series against Sri Lanka, starting January 24 at The Gabba.


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