Team India has suffered a major setback after losing the Adelaide Test. Team India fast bowler Mohammed Shami has been ruled out of the tour of Australia.
The Indian cricket team suffered another setback as fast bowler Mohammad Shami suffered a fractured hand after suffering a humiliating 36-run loss in the first day’s Test against Australia. The other three matches of the Test series are out. Although it is not yet decided when Mohammad Shami will return home, it is likely that he will return home with Indian captain Virat Kohli, who was spotted in Adelaide on Sunday. Virat Kohli is returning home soon for the birth of his first child.
Mohammad Shami’s dismissal is a big shock for Team India
Mohammad Shami has not taken a single wicket in the Adelaide Test, but his absence is a major setback for Team India. Mohammad Shami has done well in Test cricket in the last two years. Mohammad Shami, who has taken 180 wickets in 50 Tests, had taken 27 wickets in seven matches last year.
Which player will get a chance to replace Mohammad Shami?
With Mohammad Shami out, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will now have to announce the name of the bowler who will replace him. It is to be noted that Karthik Tyagi, T Nitrajan, and Shardul Thakur are present with Team India. All three bowlers are Test bowlers. T-Natrajan, who has done well in the T20 series, could get a chance in the Test team. On the other hand, media reports have claimed that Mohammad Siraj can replace Mohammad Shami in the Boxing Day Test match starting from December 26. According to the live cricket score, Mohammad Siraj may get a chance to make his debut in the Boxing Day Test. The second match will be played in Melbourne. Mohammad Siraj was very impressed with his bowling in practice matches.
It may be recalled that Mohammad Shami was injured on the second day of India’s second innings on Saturday at the end of the Indian innings by Pat Cayman’s boundary in his right arm after which he had to go out and the Indian innings was reduced to 36 runs. After the ball hit his hand, the Indian medical team examined his injury. Mohammad Shami also tried to resume his innings after spraying pain, but he could not lift his arm with the bat.
After which he left the field. Mohammad Shami is also difficult to play in the rest of the Test series, as he did not come to bowl during the second innings and was not seen shaking hands after the match. He was later found handcuffed in Adelaide, though. In the post-match presentation, Indian captain Virat had said that Sami was in pain and could barely lift his bowling arm.