• Indian spinner reported for suspect action

    Indian spinner Ambati Rayudu has been reported for a suspect bowling action.

    The International Cricket Council allows bowlers to flex their elbows up to 15 degrees only.

    If Rayudu, who was reported during the first ODI against Australia in Sydney earlier this month, is shown to flex beyond that, he will be suspended from bowling in international cricket until he can rectify his arm action.

    All-rounder Vijay Shankar, meanwhile, is eager to impress after being added to India’s squad for the final two ODIs against the Australians.

    Shankar has replaced the suspended Hardik Pandya.

    ‘After the Nidahas Trophy, I realised I shouldn’t put too much pressure on myself because it was affecting my game. I have started enjoying my game more. That clarity of mind has helped me perform in New Zealand and for Tamil Nadu in Ranji Trophy this season,’ he toldĀ Indian Express.

    ‘I think I have become mentally stronger now and I have full confidence that I can finish close matches. The India A tour of New Zealand helped me understand my game much better.’

    India will compete in the World Cup later this year. Whether Shankar is selected for the limited-overs showpiece in the United Kingdom remains in the balance.

    ‘I am not thinking about the World Cup at all, to be honest. It is important to stick to my work ethic regardless of where I am playing. If I start thinking about making the World Cup squad, I don’t think I will be enjoying whatever I have with me right now,’ he added.

    Photo: BCCI

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