India vs Australia: big setback for team India, Mohammed Shami has been ruled out of the T20 series against Australia due to being Covid positive. Mohammad Shami can replace star player in Team India.
New Delhi: Before the T20 World Cup 2022, the Indian team has to play a series of three T20 matches against Australia, but before that Team India has suffered a major setback. Team India’s star fast bowler Mohammed Shami has been ruled out of the series against Australia due to being Covid positive. Veteran pacer Umesh Yadav, who played last of his seven T20Is in 2019 against Australia is back in the scheme of things, having recovered from a quadriceps injury.
“Yes, Shami has tested Covid-19 positive. But there is nothing to worry as the symptoms are mild. But he will have to remain in isolation and will be able to rejoin the squad once he tests negative. It is unfortunate but that is how life is,” a senior BCCI told sources.
There has been no official announcement from the BCCI (Board of Cricket Control in India) as of yet. However, there is a good chance that the 32-year-old will feature in the South Africa tour of India which will be played right after the Australia series. `
Mohammed Shami, who was not picked in the main T20 World Cup, was named in the squad to play a T20I for India after a long time, during the home series against Australia and South Africa. A
He last played a T20I in the Twenty20 World Cup in the UAE, almost a year ago when he had finished with an underwhelming six for 140 in five games and a tournament economy rate of 8.84 in those games.
The Indian team is scheduled to fly to Australia on October 6 after the last home T20I against South Africa on October 4 in Indore. The World Cup in Australia is from October 16 to November 13.
India Squad: Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (vice-captain), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Dinesh Karthik (wicket-keeper), Hardik Pandya, R. Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohd. Shami, Harshal Patel, Deepak Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah.
Australia Squad: Aaron Finch (Captain), Steven Smith, Tim David, Glenn Maxwell, Ashton Agar, Cameron Green, Daniel Sams, Sean Abbott, Josh Inglis, Matthew Wade, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa, Nathan Ellis