Jasprit Bumrah has been rested for One-Day International (ODI) series against Australia and New Zealand, The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced on Tuesday.
"Keeping in mind the workload of the bowler, it was best felt to give him adequate rest ahead of the home series against Australia. Mohammed Siraj will replace Bumrah in the squad for the Australia and New Zealand tour.
Siddarth Kaul has also been drafted into the squad for the 3-match T20I series against New Zealand," BCCI's statement read.
Bumrah, who made his Test debut just 12 months ago, has become India's go to pacer in all three formats.
The attack comprising Bumrah, Mohammad Shami, Umesh Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Ishant Sharma has been hailed as India's best ever.
The decision to rest him comes after captain Virat Kohli also emphasised on managing the workload of the pacers following India's maiden Test series win in Australia here on Monday.
"It's important to take care of these guys especially manage workloads, that's going to be our priority going forward. But even more so, finding three more guys who can bowl as fast as and as relentless as these guys," said Kohli.
India play three ODIs against Australia starting here on Saturday before travelling to New Zealand for a five-ODI and three-T20I assignment starting January 23.