Injured Shami out of ODI against Bangladesh, difficult to play the Test

Injured Shami out of ODI against Bangladesh, difficult to play the Test

Senior fast bowler Mohammed Shami has been ruled out of the ODI series against Bangladesh which begins on Sunday because of a hand injury, a BCCI source said on Saturday. It emerged that Shami suffered the injury during a training session after returning from Australia, where the Indian team had dropped out of the T20 World Cup semi-finals.

Shami could also miss the upcoming two series of tests due to start in Chittagong from December 14. “Mohammed Shami suffered a hand injury he sustained in after resuming training after the T20 World Cup in Australia. He was asked to report to the NCA and did not travel with the team on December 1,” a PTI told the lead BCCI source of the development on condition of anonymity.

The extent of Shami’s injury is not yet known. The 33-year-old Bengali sprinter is an integral part of India’s ODI program set to compete in next year’s World Championships. Captain Rohit Sharma and head coach Rahul Dravid would be worried if Shami misses the Test series as India need to win every game to remain in contention for the upcoming Test World Cup final at the Oval in June.

“Shami’s absence from three ODI games is definitely a factor, but the biggest concern is his likely absence from the Tests, where he is expected to lead attack in the absence of Jasprit Bumrah,” the source said. Shami has won 216 wickets in 60 Test cricket matches.

Later on Saturday, BCCI announced Umran Malik as Shami’s replacement. The statement also revealed that Shami suffered a shoulder injury in the run-up to the series and is currently being evaluated in the NCA by the BCCI medical team. to the ODI series against Bangladesh. He is currently under the supervision of the BCCI medical team in NCA, Bengaluru and will not be able to participate in the
three-game series.

“The All-India Senior Selection Committee has named Umran Malik as Shamis successor.

Indians squad for Bangladesh ODIs: Rohit Sharma (C), KL Rahul (VC), Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar, Shreyas Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Rishabh Pant (WK), Ishan Kishan (WK), Shahbaz Ahmed, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Mohd.Siraj, Deepak Chahar, Kuldeep Sen, Umran Malik”, is mentioned in the statement on the BCCI-Website.

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