India vs Australia: Ambati Rayudu reported for suspect bowling action by ICC after two-over spell in first ODI

The match officials raise issue over legitimacy of Rayudu's bowling action, which was carried in the report that was submitted to Indian team management, informed an ICC media release.

FirstCricket Staff, Jan 13, 2019 14:34:15 IST

India's Ambati Rayudu has been reported for a suspect bowling action after the first ODI between Australia and India played at Sydney. The 33-year-old part-timer bowled two overs on Saturday and leaked 13 runs while bowling his gentle off-spinners.

The match officials raised issue over legitimacy of his bowling action, which was carried in the report that was submitted to Indian team management, informed an ICC media release.

Ambati Rayudu (right) joins Shikhar Dhawan as the second Indian batsman to be be reported with suspect bowling action in recent years. Image courtesy: Twitter/@BCCI

Ambati Rayudu (right) joins Shikhar Dhawan as the second Indian player to be be reported with suspect bowling action in recent years. Image courtesy: Twitter/@BCCI

The release further stated that Rayudu's bowling action will be assessed further under ICC rules relating to suspect bowling action. However, Rayudu can continue bowling in the remaining two matches of the Australia ODI series as he will undergo a bowling test in coming 14 days. Within that time frame, he is allowed to bowl.

"He is required to undergo testing within 14 days, and, during this period, Rayudu is permitted to continue bowling in international cricket until the results of the testing are known," stated the release.

Not to forget that four years ago, Indian opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan was too reported with a suspect bowling action during the fourth Test of South Africa's tour of India.

Pakistan's Mohammad Hafaeez and Windies' Sunil Narine have faced plenty of problems with their bowling action in the past.

 

Updated Date: Jan 13, 2019 15:09:07 IST







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