Test Cricket - Cricket - December 20, 2020

Mohammad Shami out of Australia Test series with hand fractured

Fast bowler Mohammed Shami has been ruled out of the rest of India’s tour of Australia. It is understood Shami has suffered a fracture on his right forearm, which was revealed after he underwent scans immediately after the Adelaide Test ended.

The news will come as a crushing blow for India, who lost that Test inside three days after being bowled out for their lowest Test total ever.

BCCI is yet to make an announcement on the development. As for Shami’s replacement, the team management has to pick one from the trio of players: Kartik Tyagi, T Natarajan and Shardul Thakur. Incidentally neither of these three fast men were part of the original Test squad. Both Natarajan and Thakur stayed back after the white-ball leg of the Australia tour to join Tyagi as net bowlers.

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