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Jasprit Bumrah rested for remainder of Aus and NZ tour, Mohammed Siraj called up

ANI  |  Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] 

Indian fast bowler has been rested for the forthcoming ODI series against and due to workload.

Bumrah, who remained the most successful bowler in the recent Border-Gavaskar Trophy, picked up 21 wickets at an average of 17 and strike-rate of 44.9.

"Keeping in mind the workload of the bowler (Bumrah), it was best felt to give him adequate rest ahead of the home series against Australia," a BCCI statement said on Tuesday.

Bumrah has been replaced by Mohammed Siraj, who has played three T20I so far since his international bow against last year. Siraj has also enjoyed a good run with A in New Zealand, taking seven wickets in three first-class games.

The selectors have also called up Siddarth Kaul, who has proved himself against A for the three-match T20I series. He finished with seven wickets from three List A games, with a best of 4/37.

"will replace Bumrah in the squad for the and New Zealand tour. has also been drafted into the squad for the 3-match T20I series against New Zealand," the statement added.

and are slated to play a three-match ODI series from January 12 to 18. The Men in Blue will then tour to New Zealand to play five-match ODI series and three-match T20Is, starting from January 23.

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First Published: Tue, January 08 2019. 12:10 IST