India’s star pacer, Mohammed Siraj has been sent back to India and is not a part of the white-ball leg of the West Indies series.
Along with Siraj, Ravichandran Ashwin, KS Bharat, Ajinkya Rahane, and Navdeep Saini have also been sent home.
This is to ensure that Siraj gets plenty of time to manage his workload well for the Asia Cup.
Meanwhile, it was thought that Siraj will be in the ODI and T20I side but now that has been all settled.
Additionally, senior pacer, Mohammed Shami is already rested for this tour and he will not be participating at all.
Crucial two months ahead for India and Siraj as well
Furthermore, the next two months are going to be very important not only for India but also for other teams.
After finishing off the West Indies tour, India is going to participate in the Asia Cup in August-September.
Finally, Australia will be touring India for a 3-match ODI series before the start of the ODI World Cup.
Therefore, resting Siraj is the right option for the BCCI as he will now have time to prepare for the Asia Cup.
Moreover, Siraj was the best bowler for India during the two-match Test series wherein he registered his best bowling figures.
Before the Windies tour, Siraj was a part of India’s WTC squad and played against Australia wherein he picked up five wickets.
Additionally, he also picked up four wickets in the first innings of the game.
He played the WTC final straight after finishing off his IPL 2023 campaign for Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Furthermore, Siraj’s last ODI game was against Australia when India hosted them in March this year.
He finished off with 5 wickets in that series and was the highest wicket-taker for India.
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