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Umran Malik to replace injured Shami for Bangladesh ODIs

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Last updated on: December 03, 2022 10:43 IST
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Mohammad Shami is likely to miss the upcoming two-Test series against Bangladesh, beginning in Chittagong on December 14.

IMAGE: Mohammad Shami is also likely to miss the upcoming two-Test series against Bangladesh, beginning in Chittagong on December 14. Photograph: Sarah Reed/Getty Images

Senior fast bowler Mohammed Shami has been ruled out of the ODI series against Bangladesh, starting Sunday, due to a hand injury. He will be replaced by Umran Malik.

It is learnt that Shami suffered the injury during a training session after he returned from Australia, where India made a semi-final exit from the T20 World Cup.

 

Shami could also miss the upcoming two-Test series, beginning in Chittagong on December 14.

"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," a senior BCCI source said. 

The extent of Shami's injury is not known yet.

The 33-year-old Bengal speedster is an integral part of India's ODI scheme of things, going into the World Cup next year.

Skipper Rohit Sharma and head coach Rahul Dravid will be worried if Shami misses the Test series because India need to win every game to stay in contention for the upcoming World Test Championship final at the Oval in June.

"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.

Shami has 216 wickets in Test cricket from 60 matches.

India's squad for Bangladesh ODIs: Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (Vice-captain), 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.

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