Pacer Jasprit Bumrah, who troubled the Australian batsmen in the recently-concluded Test series, has been rested for the upcoming three-match ODI series against Australia and the limited-overs tour against New Zealand.
The decision to rest Bumrah was taken after considering his workload from past few months.
"The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided to rest India pacer Jasprit Bumrah for the forthcoming ODI series against Australia and the tour in New Zealand. 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 said in a media release.
Fast bowler Mohammed Siraj has been called in as Bumrah's replacement in the squad for the Australia and New Zealand tours. Meanwhile, pacer Siddharth Kaul has also been included in the T20I squad for the New Zealand tour.
Bumrah was the pick of the bowlers in historic Test series win for India. The 25-year-old pacer scalped 21 wickets in the four-Test series and ended 2018 with most number of international wickets - 78.
After the 2-1 series win, skipper Virat Kohli also gave credit to his fast bowlers, "We knew once the batsmen score, our bowlers are lethal. The way the bowlers have dictated terms in this series. And not just this one, the previous two tours as well. I've not seen happen in Indian cricket. They don't look at a pitch and think there's nothing for us. It's a revelation for Indian cricket and learning for the other bowlers back home."