Ace Pacer of Team India has been released from the ODI squad

Mohammed Siraj, who is the ace spearhead of team India, has been released from the squad for the ODI series against the West Indies, which is going to start today, July 27, in Bridgetown. He has been advised to rest by the medical team of the BCCI as a precautionary measure for a sore ankle before a busy period for India, which includes a home World Cup.
The 29-year-old was part of the Test squad that won 1-0 against the West Indies. Having played both games, Siraj picked up seven wickets, which included a fiery five-wicket haul in the first innings of the second Test.
Overall, Siraj has played 14 matches for India since the start of the year, the most for any bowler. Apart from that, he also played all 14 group-stage games for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League.
No replacement has been named for the pacer in the squad for the three-match ODI series. In his absence, Shardul Thakur becomes the most experienced pacer in the squad and will be surrounded by Jaydev Unadkat, Umran Malik, and Mukesh Kumar, along with the part-time pace of Hardik Pandya.



Jul 27, 2023 8:57 AM