ICC bans Ambati Rayudu from bowling: The Indian batsman has been banned from bowling in international cricket.
ICC (International Cricket Council) has banned India batsman Ambati Rayudu from bowling in international cricket with immediate effect. Rayudu’s bowling actions was reported for suspect on January 13 after he bowled a couple of overs in the first ODI against India at Sydney.
Rayudu was required to appear for a Test within 14 days of his action being reported. With him not choosing to do so in the given time period, the international board has put a ban on him.
after first class cricket, maybe rayudu will now retire from bowling #NZvIND
— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) January 28, 2019
— News18 (@CNNnews18) January 28, 2019
To be able to bowl in international cricket, Rayudu will have to take the test and prove to the authorities that he can bowl with a legal action. Else, he can continue to play as a batsman in international cricket.
Currently playing his 50th ODI match against New Zealand at Mount Maunganui, Rayudu has only bowled nine times in ODIs. Not even a regular part-timer, Rayudu was called in to bowl at Brisbane after India captain Virat Kohli didn’t have any other option to bowl some overs as a sixth bowler.
Rayudu has three international scalps to his name which have come at an average of 41.33, an economy rate of 6.14 and a strike rate of 40.3.
— The New Indian Express (@NewIndianXpress) January 28, 2019
So #AmbatiRayudu is banned from international bowling, and with immediate effect!
Apparently, the ban will stay unless Ambati Rayudu can prove he can bowl with a legal action.
— Arkadev Ghoshal (@arkadev) January 28, 2019
Having made his comeback to international cricket after more than a couple of years during the Asia Cup last year, Rayudu has been given the responsibility of batting at No. 4, a batting slot India were struggling to fill in the recent years.
While he started well in the Asia Cup and the series against Windies at home, playing outside the sub-continent asked questions of Rayudu’s calibre. Whether he will make it to the India squad for ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will be interesting to see.