Ambati Rayudu has been suspended from bowling in the International Cricket. After being reported for the suspect bowling action, he failed to attend the concerned Test in the restricted period of the time. As a result, the International Cricket Council has banned him from bowling in any format of the game.

His action was reported by the match officials during the first ODI between India and Australia in the recently-concluded series, which India won 2-1 scripting history Down Under. Rayudu bowled just two overs in the match.

Ambati Rayudu needs to attend Test to start bowling again:

A statement by ICC said, “The player elected not to submit to a test of his bowling action within the stipulated period of 14 days of being reported for a suspect action, and therefore he has been suspended with immediate effect in accordance with clause 4.2 of the ICC regulations, which can be found here.”

India vs New Zealand 2019, Ambati Rayudu
Ambati Rayudu (Credits _ Getty Images)

As a part-time bowler, Rayudu had bowled just two overs during the match and gave away 13 runs without picking up a wicket. However, his action drew comparisons with Sri Lankan great Muttiah Muralitharan.

So far, Rayudu has played 49 ODI matches for India and picked up three wickets at an average of 41.33 and economy of 40.33. He is currently the part of the Indian squad taking on New Zealand in the ongoing three-match series.

Coming to his batting performance, it was pretty ordinary in the last few games. He was even dropped during the 3-match ODI series after failing consecutive times. However, he made a quick recovery to knock scores in New Zealand series.

India vs New Zealand 2019, Ambati Rayudu
Ambati Rayudu (credits – DNA India)

Meanwhile, with Virat Kohli being away from the team for the final two games, it is expected that Ambati Rayudu will be moved to number 3 position. Or else, Shubman Gill could make his debut. Even in that case, Rayudu needs to carry a lot of burden on his shoulders.

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