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IND vs BAN: Mohammed Shami ruled out; Umran Malik named replacement

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IND vs BAN: Veteran Indian pacer Mohammed Shami has been ruled out of the upcoming three-match ODI series against Bangladesh. Jammu & Kashmir paceman Umran Malik has been announced as his replacement who will join the squad in Dhaka.

Mohammed Shami has reportedly sustained an injury at a training camp after his return from the T20 World Cup in Australia where India suffered a humiliating exit in the semifinals. Shami is currently under a rehabilitation program at the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore and the medical team is closely monitoring his recovery.

Mohammed Shami will also likely miss the two-match test series that is scheduled to begin right after the conclusion of the ODI series.

Paceman Umran Malik had a decent start to his ODI career against New Zealand last month. He was successful in chipping in crucial wickets but also conceded massive runs. Though India had a healthy option to call any pacer from the shadow team that is playing against Bangladesh A, the selection committee has chosen Malik in order to groom the quick pacer.

Shami to also miss Test series as well

While Shami will likely miss the test series too, the selection committee will likely pick a pacer from India’s A team to play the shadow tour. Navdeep Saini and Mukesh Kumar being the front runners, will be interesting to find out the decision of the BCCI. Saini has played a couple of tests earlier whereas Mukesh Kumar is uncapped.

Apart from Shami, ace all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has also been out of the series as he failed to recover from an injury within the stipulated time. Uttar Pradesh left-arm spinner Saurabh Kumar will replace Jadeja as he has similar attributes and performing well in the domestic circuit.

The India-Bangladesh ODI series is set to kickstart on December 4.

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Pratik Pathak
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