Mohammed Shami set to miss remainder of Test series; Siraj in line for debut


By: PTI |

Updated: December 19, 2020 11:08:09 pm

India’s Mohammed Shami is attended to by medical employees after he was struck on the forearm on the third day of their cricket check match in opposition to Australia on the Adelaide Oval in Adelaide (Source: AP)

Indian pacer Mohammed Shami is set to miss the remaining three Tests in opposition to Australia after struggling a fracture on his bowling wrist throughout the collection opener right here.

The quick bowler was hit on the elbow by a Pat Cummins brief ball throughout India’s second innings on Saturday which ended at a report lowest 36 for 9. He was taken to a hospital for scans, which revealed a fracture.

“Mohammed Shami has a fracture and the chances of him taking part in the remaining three Test matches is next to nil,” a BCCI supply advised PTI on circumstances of anonymity.

He added that Mohammed Siraj, for his spectacular present in the 2 warm-up video games, shall be in line for a Boxing Day Test debut in Melbourne.

With no Virat Kohli accessible for the following three video games due to his impending fatherhood, the Indian staff is grappling with quite a bit of points on a number of fronts.

Shami has been one of India’s most deadly weapons and his absence won’t solely weaken the bowling assault however India can even miss a sound cricket mind on the sphere.

That Shami shall be unavailable was indicative when skipper Kohli, on the post-match presentation ceremony, mentioned that the quick bowler discovered it tough to even elevate his arm.

“He was in a lot of pain, couldn’t even lift his arm. We’ll probably know in the evening what happens,” Kohli revealed after the guests succumbed to an eight-wicket loss.

The staff’s medical employees rushed in to his support throughout the match and after some deliberation, Shami determined to stroll again to the dressing room ending the guests’ innings in 21.2 overs.

After the physiotherapist Nitin Patel utilized what seemed like a painkilling spray, Shami tried to resume batting however didn’t appear comfy and determined in opposition to persevering with.

India at the moment are 0-1 down in the four-match collection.

The two groups will meet once more on December 26 for the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne, the place the guests shall be with out the providers of Kohli, who will head again house for the start of his first baby.

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