RAYUDU’S ACTION TO BE TESTED
SYDNEY India’s part-time off-spinner Ambati Rayudu has been reported for a suspect bowling action during the first one-day international against Australia in Sydney, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said yesterday.
Rayudu must now have his bowling action tested within 14 days, but can continue to bowl at the international level until the test results are out. The series resumes in Adelaide tomorrow with the final match in Melbourne next Friday.
Meanwhile, all-rounder Vijay Shankar and batsman Shubman Gill will replace the suspended KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya in India’s limited overs team, the Indian cricket board (BCCI) has said. Rahul and Pandya were suspended pending an investigation into comments they made about women on a TV show last week, which have been condemned as sexist and inappropriate. — Reuters.