New Delhi, Dec 3: Indian pacer Umran Malik has replaced senior bowler Mohammed Shami in the upcoming three-match ODI series against Bangladesh.
Now, Mohammed Siraj, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Umran Malik, and Kuldeep Sen will make up the pace attack.
“Fast bowler Mohd. Shami sustained a shoulder injury during a training session in the lead up to the ODI series against Bangladesh. He is currently under the supervision of the BCCI Medical Team at the NCA, Bengaluru and will not be able to take part in the three-match series. The All-India Senior Selection Committee has named Umran Malik as Shami’s replacement,” BCCI Secretary Jay Shah said in a press release.
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After returning from Australia, where the Indian side lost in the semifinals of the T20 World Cup, Shami is said to have hurt himself during a training session. He might also be absent from the forthcoming two-test series, which starts on December 14 in Chittagong.
A senior BCCI source privy to development on conditions of anonymity told PTI, “Mohammed Shami has suffered a hand injury that he sustained after resuming training post-T20 World Cup in Australia. He has been asked to report at the NCA and has not travelled with the team on December 1.”
“Shami’s absence from three ODI games is definitely a factor but bigger worry is his likely absence from Tests where he is supposed to spearhead the attack in Jasprit Bumrah’s absence,” added the source.