India’s Ambati Rayudu has been reported with a suspect bowling action following India’s first ODI against Australia that was played in Sydney on Saturday.
According to a ICC press release, match officials’ report was handed to the Indian team management which cited concerns about the legality of the 33-year-old’s bowling action.
Rayudu will now be required to undergo testing within 14 days but the Council stated that he is allowed to continue bowling in international cricket until results of these tests are known.
According to the ICC rules, an illegal bowling action is defined as where the player’s elbow extends by the amount of more than “15 degrees between their arm reaching the horizontal and the ball being released.”
BREAKING NEWS: India’s Ambati Rayudu has been reported for a suspect bowling action after the first #AUSvIND ODI. He is to undergo testing within 14 days.
— ICC (@ICC) January 13, 2019
India in the last ODI had a disappointing start to the three-match series and lost the first ODI by 34 runs.