IND vs SA LIVE: Watch Mohammed Shami as he starts practicing after recovering from Covid-19, will join Indian team set-up soon: CHECK OUT


IND vs SA LIVE – Mohammed Shami T20 WC: It seems Indian pacer Mohammed Shami has recovered rom the Covid-19. Shami posted…

IND vs SA LIVE – Mohammed Shami T20 WC: It seems Indian pacer Mohammed Shami has recovered rom the Covid-19. Shami posted a video of  his bowling practice on Saturday. The 32-year old, who has been named as a reserve player in the Indian squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup could not play T20 series vs Australia & South Africa: Follow ICC T20 World CUP LIVE Updates & India Vs South Africa LIVE Updates with InsideSport.IN 

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IND vs SA LIVE: Great news for India, Mohammed Shami starts practicing after recovering from Covid-19, will join the Indian team set-up soon: CHECK OUT

Will Shami play IND vs SA ODI ? Mohammad Shami has been absent from India’s T20 squad for the last 10 months. The experienced pacer was named in the T20 World Cup squad as a standby.

He was expected to make a return to the shortest format ahead of the World Cup during the T20 series against Australia and South Africa.

However as luck would have it, he contracted Covid-19 just before the T20I series against Australia and was ruled out of both the series. He has tested negative for Covid now and will need to pass the BCCI-mandated cardiovascular test to be eligible.

He is expected to be named for the upcoming ODI series against South Africa. On Saturday, he uploaded a video where he was bowling in the nets at his farmhouse.

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With Jasprit Bumrah having suffered a back stress fracture recently and his presence in the World Cup squad still doubtful,  Shami is likely to be included in the 15-member T20 squad for the World Cup.

He needs match practice in white ball cricket and the ODI series against South Africa is the last chance for him to get some crucial game time before T20 WC.

India T20 WC Squad – Jasprit Bumrah Injury: Jasprit Bumrah is all but ruled out of T20 World Cup. The selectors do not have many options on the bench to replace the star player. But it’s Mohammad Shami who is the frontrunner. But considering he is recovering from Covid-19 and hasn’t played any T20s since IPL 2022, the selectors are likely to include him in the ODI squad for the South Africa series, starting October 6.

“Shami has just tested negative. He will get the required tests done and report to the NCA. Yes, he hasn’t played any games and that is a concern. He needs to be match ready. It’s up to the selectors whether they want him to play in the ODI series and get ready for Australia,” a senior BCCI official said.

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With Jasprit Bumrah injured, Mohammad Shami is set to be added to India’s 15-member squad. BCCI can make changes to the squad irrespective of injury by October 9. They have another six days to make last-minute changes until October 15 if ICC grants permission.

While Team India are set to leave for Australia on October 6, Shami could be asked to stay back and join the World Cup squad after the ODI series ends on October 11. India will play two warm-up games on October 17 and 19 against Australia and New Zealand. But before that, the team management would want Shami to get back to 100% match fitness.

“Shami not playing any matches before T20 World Cup is actually a concern. Hopefully, he is fit and gets to play the warm-ups. We have time to make changes in the squad. So, it would not be a problem. Once we receive a report on Hooda, we will have more clarity. For now, the squad will remain the same including the reserves,” a senior BCCI official told InsideSport.

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India T20 WC Squad: India’s injury crisis before World Cup:

  • Mohammad Shami is technically not injured but is still recovering from Covid and is currently unavailable.
  • Although Shami has tested negative for Covid, he will need to pass the BCCI-mandated cardiovascular test to be eligible.
  • Deepak Hooda has a back injury and a full medical report is awaited.
  • Jasprit Bumrah has been ruled out of T20 World Cup with a back stress fracture.
  • Harshal Patel is also returning from a rib injury and is yet to hit full tilt.
  • Deepak Chahar did well on his return in the 1st T20 against South Africa but he hasn’t been given a lot of opportunities.
  • Umesh Yadav is not at his 100 per cent following muscle injury.
  • Mohammad Shami is the most experienced bowler in the squad and is likely to be included in the 15-member squad.
  • With lack of game time, Shami could be asked to play in the ODI series to get some crucial game time before T20 WC.
  • Mohammed Siraj has been put on standby for reserves and could be asked to come back from UK and join the World Cup bound team.

India T20 WC Squad: Selectors likely to ask Mohammad Shami to play in SA ODI series to get match-ready for T20 World Cup, Follow LIVE Updates

India T20 World Cup squad: Rohit Sharma (capt), KL Rahul (vice-capt), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Dinesh Karthik (wicket-keeper), Hardik Pandya, R. Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh.

Reserve players: Mohammed Shami, Shreyas Iyer, Ravi Bishnoi, Deepak Chahar.

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