Bumrah gets ODI, T20 break after Test heroics

Bumrah bowled 157.1 overs in the four Tests in Australia

The Indian selectors made a decision to rest him to keep him fresh for the limited overs series back home against Australia.

India T20I squad for New Zealand: Kohli (c), Sharma (vc), Rahul, Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Karthik, Jadhav, Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Yadav, Chahal, Kumar, Siraj, Ahmed, Siddarth Kaul. The list for most overs bowled across the three formats in global cricket in 2018 was also led by Lyon (636.3) and Bumrah (511.3), but the India fast bowler led the wicket charts for the year with a tally of 78.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India released a statement Tuesday saying Bumrah, who bowled more overs than any other pace bowler in the four-test series against Australia, deserved a break.

Team India not only registered their maiden series win in Australia on Monday but also Virat Kohli became the first Asian captain to win a series Down Under. 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.

Mohammed Siraj, a right-arm seamer yet to make his one-day global debut, will fill Bumrah's void in the Indian squad.

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Meanwhile, Siraj has been in top form with the ball in domestic cricket.

India will now play Australia in three one-day internationals, starting Saturday in Sydney, before traveling to New Zealand for an ODI and Twenty20 global series. He has taken three five-wicket hauls in the period in eight matches to collect 47 wickets at an average of 18.04.

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.

India are then slated to travel to New Zealand for a 5-match ODI series, which starts from January 23 and then will play three T20Is starting February 10.

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