Shami and Siraj likely to be rested for 3rd ODI against New Zealand in Indore | INDvsNZ   

Xtra Time Web Desk: With the ongoing ODI series against New Zealand sealed, the Indian team management is likely to rest a few key players keeping in mind the upcoming test series against Australia starting next month. Team India captain Rohit Sharma dropped a hint in his post-match conference in Raipur that pacer duo Mohammed Shami and Mohammed Siraj can be rested in order to keep them recharged and refresh ahead of the big series coming up against the Aussies. Umran Malik might get a nod in the playing XI for the third ODI in Indore.

“In the last five games, bowlers have really stepped up. Whatever we have asked of them, they have stepped up and delivered. You don’t usually see this type of seam movement in India, you generally see it outside India. These guys have some serious skills, they work really hard and it’s great to see them being rewarded. Shami and Siraj were raring to keep bowling long spells. But I reminded them that there is a Test series coming up as well. So, we need to take care of themselves as well,” Rohit Sharma said at the post-match presentation.

However, Shami isn’t too eager to be rested as he has just returned to competitive cricket after being side-lined due to injury. Shami played in the recently concluded ODI series against Sri Lanka. According to the fast bowler, the best way to maintain rhythm is to play a match.