Mohammed Shami Fails Fitness Test at NCA on Monday; Out of Afghanistan and the A tour to England: Well, Indian pace bowler Mohammed Shami isn’t going to play upcoming two series against Afghanistan and the A tour to England later this month. Reports are coming that he is going to be out of the league because he failed to pass a fitness test at the National Cricket Academy here on Monday. Reports are coming that he was going through a hamstring injury that was hampering him. Now, the selectors have drafted in uncapped Delhi pacer Navdeep Saini, who had a prolific Ranji season.
As you all may know his injuries aren’t looking good as he was on the bench in the Indian Premier League too-he played just four matches for Delhi Daredevils. Also, his performances aren’t looking that cool because in IPL he took only three wickets from four outings and bleeding nearly eight runs an over. Also, the reports are coming that he had also missed the charity T2oI match between World XI and West Indies at Lord’s on May 31.
Also, the selector has selected named Navdeep Saini as Mohammed Shami’s replacement in the Indian Test team for the upcoming Test against Afghanistan. The announcement came after Mohammed Shami failed to clear the fitness test at NCA, Bengaluru. The setback is the latest Shami has endured since returning from South Africa, where he scripted India’s memorable win in the last Test in Johannesburg with a five-wicket haul in the second innings.
India’s Squad, Playing 11- Squad: Ajinkya Rahane (capt), Shikhar Dhawan, M Vijay, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Karun Nair, Dinesh Karthik (wk), R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Hardik Pandya, Ishant Sharma, Shardul Thakur.
You all should know that things aren’t going well for him, since a long time. He was Ranji runners-up Delhi’s most deceptive bowler last season-snaring 34 wickets at 22.73 in eight matches— and impressed the selectors with his pace, control, and maturity. Moreover, the 25-year-old can bowl long spells with unflagging intensity.