India's premier fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah has been rested for the upcoming three-match ODI series against Australia and also the limited-overs tour of New Zealand. The BCCI announced that the pacer will not take part in these series despite having been initially named in the squad. "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. The Australian cricket team is scheduled to tour India in February and March. The BCCI named pacer Mohammed Siraj and Siddarth Kaul as his replacements. Siraj is set to take JB's place in the ODI series against Australia and New Zealand. Kaul will replace JB for the T20Is against the Kiwis. Both these pacers have shown good form in the Ranji Trophy recently and were rewarded for their impressive outings.
India start their three-match ODI series against Australia on January 12. The final match is set to take place in Melbourne on January 18. India will travel to New Zealand next for five ODIs from January 23 onwards. They play the final of the three T20Is on February 10, 2019.
Squad for ODIs: 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, K Khaleel Ahmed, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj.
T20I squad for NZ series: 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, K Khaleel Ahmed, Siddarth Kaul.