In­dian spin­ner re­ported for ac­tion

The Southland Times - - 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.

In­dia ODI squad to tour New Zealand: Vi­rat Kohli (cap­tain),

AP

Am­bati Rayudu has been re­ported for a sus­pect bowl­ing ac­tion.

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