While the focus has shifted to the shortest version considering there’s a World Cup in the next six months, the three-match ODI series holds importance for the new generation of players, hoping to make the most of the opportunities in the absence of the regulars.
Australian pace machine Shaun Tait has now received Indian citizenship and may play for the Indian national side from 2020 onward, if he wants.
The 34-year-old pacer, who last played for Australia in January 2016, will be eligible to play for Team India after a gap of four years as the rule book of International Cricket Council states that “a player requires to wait for at least four years after his last international appearance to represent another country.”
In 2014, Tait got married to an Indian model Mashoom Singha, whom he met first during the 2010 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Tait is regarded as one of the fastest bowlers in the history of cricket. He once bowled a fiery delivery speeding 161.1 km/hr, the second fastest in international cricket.
The paceman shares his position with compatriot Brett Lee in fastest bowlers chart that is ruled by Pakistan’s Shoaib Akhtar, who once bowled at 161.3 km/hr.