Pacer Mohammed Shami was on Saturday discounted of India’s limited overs cricket arrangement against Australia because of a hamstring injury and Bhuvneshwar Kumar will substitute him for the ODIs and Twenty20s beginning here on January 12.
Shami out, Bhuvneshwar in for Australia series
“The BCCI medicinal team confirms that that Mohammed Shami has been ruled out of India’s tour through Australia because of injury. He sustained a Grade II injury to one side hamstring, which will confine him from playing dynamic cricket for around 4 to 6 weeks,” BCCI Secretary Anurag Thakur said in an announcement.
“The All-India Senior Selection Committee has named Bhuvneshwar Kumar as the substitution, who will join the group tomorrow,” he included. Shami supported the injury during the training seseion before the warm-up Twenty20 game against Western Australia, which the Indians won on Friday.
The most recent breakdown is a massive set back for Shami, who had come back to the side in the wake of being sidelined for nine months owing to injuries.
It can be considered as a big chance for Bhuvneshwar, who was dropped taking after a poor home series against South Africa a year ago. The 25-year-old had asserted his seven wickets from five matches at a normal of 49.57 and an economy rate of 7.13. India will play five ODIs and three Twenty20s against the Steve Smith-led Australia.