Chennai: Pace duo of Umesh Yadav and Jasprit Bumrah and spinner Kuldeep Yadav have been rested for the third T20I against West Indies ahead of India’s tour to Australia. Punjab seamer Siddarth Kaul was included in the squad for the final T20I to be held at the MA Chidambaram Stadium here on Sunday.
“The Indian team management has decided to rest Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah and Kuldeep Yadav from the upcoming third Paytm T20I against the Windies in Chennai,” BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary said in a release. The decision has been made to allow the trio to be in the best physical condition ahead of India’s tour to Australia. The All-India Senior Selection Committee has added Siddarth Kaul to India’s squad for the final T20I.
In the two games, Kuldeep picked up five wickets, including 3 for 13 at Kolkata while Bumrah took three wickets. Umesh was left out of the playing XI in the second match after the series opener.
Kaul, who made his T20I debut against Ireland in Dublin in June, has so far figured in two matches. India has already sealed the T20 series by winning the first two matches in Kolkata and Lucknow respectively. The Indian team members are likely to arrive in the city on Saturday.
Meanwhile, the West Indies players will have a training session under lights later this evening. India begins its tour of Australia with the opening T20I at Brisbane on 21 November.
India’s squad for the 3rd T20I: Rohit Sharma (c), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Manish Pandey, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Krunal Pandya, Washington Sundar,
Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Shahbaz Nadeem, Siddarth Kaul.