In­dian spin­ner re­ported for ac­tion

The Dominion Post - - Sport -

In­dia bats­man and part-time off spin­ner Am­bati Rayudu has been re­ported for a sus­pect bowl­ing ac­tion dur­ing his side’s first one­day in­ter­na­tional against Aus­tralia last Satur­day in Syd­ney.

Rayudu’s ac­tion was cited by match of­fi­cials af­ter he bowled two overs for fig­ures of 0-13 dur­ing the se­ries opener, which Aus­tralia won by 34 runs.

In­dia’s No 4 was later trapped lbw by Aus­tralian quick Jhye Richard­son for a sec­ond-ball duck.

The 33-year-old must un­dergo test­ing within 14 days but is per­mit­ted to con­tinue bowl­ing un­til the re­sults of the tests are known, the In­ter­na­tional Cricket Coun­cil said.

Rayudu has been in­cluded in In­dia’s ODI squad to tour New Zealand this month af­ter their se­ries in Aus­tralia.

Should he fail the in­de­pen­dent biome­chan­i­cal test­ing, Rayudu faces be­ing sus­pended from bowl­ing in in­ter­na­tional cricket un­til he can cor­rect his ac­tion.

Rayudu, who re­tired from first-class cricket late last year to fo­cus on limited-overs cricket, has played 46 ODIs and six T20 in­ter­na­tion­als for In­dia.

Mean­while, Shub­man Gill couldn’t wait to tell his par­ents when a flood of late-night mes­sages con­firmed he was bound for New Zealand with In­dia’s cricket team.

The 19-year-old still lives at home, so all he had to do was knock on the door in the next room.

"I woke my father up to tell him. He was up as soon as I told him," Gill said.

Gill and all­rounder Vi­jay Shankar were sum­moned as the re­place­ments for KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya who were sus­pended pend­ing an investigation into com­ments they made about women on a TV show which had been con­demned as sex­ist and in­ap­pro­pri­ate.

Shankar joins the In­dian team in Ade­laide for to­day’s sec­ond ODI against Aus­tralia, while Gill won’t link up with Vi­rat Kohli’s side un­til they hit New Zealand on Satur­day.

Am­bati Rayudu has been re­ported for a sus­pect bowl­ing ac­tion.

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