The Indian cricket team has made a major change to their lineup for the final ODI match against New Zealand, which is set to take place at the Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore. The team’s premier fast bowler, Mohammed Siraj, has been rested for the game.
The first two games of the series were won by the hosts by scores of 12 runs and 8 wickets, respectively, giving them an unbeatable lead of 2-0.
Mohammed Siraj and Mohammed Shami Rested For the 3rd ODI
Team India were tempted to alter the starting XI now that the series is already won in order to give certain benched players a chance to participate. Watching how India replaced Mohammed Siraj and Mohammed Shami in the starting XI with Umran Malik and Yuzvendra Chahal would be quite fascinating.
This news comes as a surprise to many fans, as Siraj has been a key player for the team in recent matches. He has consistently performed well, taking crucial wickets and putting pressure on the opposing team’s batsmen. However, the team management has made the decision to give him a break, likely in order to keep him fresh for upcoming matches. One thing is certain – the Indian cricket team will have to find a way to fill the void left by Siraj’s absence.
The decision to rest Siraj for the final ODI match against New Zealand is a bold move by the team management. While it may come as a surprise to fans, it is important to remember that the goal is to ensure the team is at its best for the next series. We will have to wait and see how the Indian cricket team performs in the final ODI match without Siraj.
Watch: Twitter Reacts As Mohammed Siraj Is Rested For Final ODI vs New Zealand
No Siraj and No Shami today 🤦♂️🤦♂️🤦♂️🤦♂️
— MaskfreeAdam (@adam30426887) January 24, 2023
Big gamble to rest both Siraj & Shami and go with one seamer short on a ground with pretty small boundries.
3 spinners out of which 2 are wrist spinners that too defending under lights.
Big big risk!!
— Akshay (@realakshay5) January 24, 2023
Bhai siraj ko Kyu 😢
— Kishan Bhagat 🇮🇳 (@KishanB60777550) January 24, 2023
Shami and Siraj are out Umran Malik and Yuzvendra Chahal are in,is it strategy or just give chance to all player who are there with the team.
— Sarvesh Gautam (@cricloversarvsh) January 24, 2023
Very bad decision to leave out both Shami & Siraj.Who will bowl in Powerplay – Hardik & Umran & Shardul.They will be hammered all around the park, very small boundaries.Moreover they will be bowling dew. How much money @ImRo45 took to not looking for a clean sweep #IndvsNZ @BCCI
— Saurav (@Saurav19881987) January 24, 2023
New zealand gonna make Mockery of our fast bowlers today with no Shami and Siraj in the team.
— Aryan Natani 🇮🇳 (@NataniAryan) January 24, 2023
Bad decision to leave out both #Shami and #Siraj. Who will bowl in the powerplay-Hardik and Umran. They will be hammered all around the park. Moreover, they will be bowling with the dew. Things not looking bright for a clean sweep.
#INDvNZ #INDvsNZ #NZvIND #NZvsIND #RohitSharma
— Aayan (@Aayan0999) January 24, 2023
Some weird changes made. Surely could have played Shami & Siraj for the last ODIs anyway they will have break before BGT.
— Tanmoy Roy 💡 (@iamtanmoyyy) January 24, 2023
Inform shami,siraj dropped… inexperienced imran brought back😂and shardul to lead pace attack ..worst bowling
— Meteorite (@JumpoKang) January 24, 2023
Aaj haarenge pakkaa siraj ko hata diyaa or shami ko Uzi out of form or unran run machine 🥲🥲
— Ajeyvlog Vlog (@ajeyvlog) January 24, 2023
India: Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Ishan Kishan (w), Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Umran Malik.
New Zealand: Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Henry Nicholls, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham (w/c), Glenn Phillips, Michael Bracewell, Mitchell Santner, Lockie Ferguson, Jacob Duffy, Blair Tickner.