Ambati Rayudu, part-time off-spinner will have to undergo testing within 14 days but the results are out. The match officials’ report, which was handed over to the India team management, cited concerns about the legality of the 33-year-old off-spinner’s bowling action.
PTI | Updated: Jan 13, 2019, 15:30 IST
- Rayudu was used as a part-time bowler by Indian captain Virat Kohli in the first ODI.
- Rayudu bowled only two overs conceding 13 runs without picking up a wicket.
- Rayudu will have to undergo testing within 14 days but will continue bowling
Ambati Rayudu retrieves the ball before bowling against Australia in Sydney. (AP Photo)
DUBAI: Indian batsman and part time off-spinner
has been reported with a suspect bowling action during the first ODI against Australia in Sydney, the
said on Sunday.
Rayudu bowled only two overs in the game on Saturday, conceding 13 runs.
The match officials’ report, which was handed over to the India team management, the 33-year-old off-spinner’s bowling action of the legality of the concerned concerns, “the ICC said in a statement.
BREAKING NEWS: India’s Ambati Rayudu has reported for a suspect bowling action after first #AUSVIND ODI. H … https://t.co/1GP8JK5fdz
– ICC (@ICC) 1547366698000
However, Rayudu can still bowl if the need arises.
“Rayudu’s bowling action will now be scrutinized further under ICC prosecution, according to the suspected illegal bowling actions reported in Tests, ODIs and T20Is.
“He is required to undergo testing within 14 days, and, during this period, Rayudu is allowed to continue bowling in international cricket until the results of the test is known,” the statement added.
Rayudu has only bowled 20.1 overs in his 46-ODI old career, taking three wickets at an average of 41.33 and economy rate of 6.14. He has not bowled in the six T20s he has featured in
He also had a forgettable outing with the bat on Saturday and was out for a second-ball duck.
Rayudu has retired from first-class cricket in November to focus on the limited overs game.
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