Mohammed Shami ruled out of Test series due to wrist fracture
Adelaide : After losing first Test match against Australia, the problems even swelled for team India as the fast pacer Mohammed Shami has been ruled out of the ongoing Test series due to wrist fracture.
Shami was hit on elbow by a rising delivery from Australia pacer Pat Cummins during India’s second innings on Saturday which ended at a record lowest 36 for nine. He was instantly taken to a hospital for checkup and scans.
India had faced a humiliating eight wicket defeat from Australia in the first Test match.
The 30-year-old Shami has been one of India’s most lethal weapons and his absence will not only weaken the bowling attack but India will also miss a sound cricket brain on the field.
Virat Kohli is also on leave and the fact has ensured more troubles for team India.
Shami didn’t bowl and come on to the field during Australia’s second innings. He wasn’t even spotted when the two teams exchanged handshakes after the premature end to the first Test. Shami was later seen leaving the Adelaide Oval with his arm in a sling.
“Mohammed Shami has a fracture and the chances of him taking part in the remaining three Test matches is next to nil,” a BCCI source was quoted by PTI.
It has been learned he will not be able to fully recover till the time India is playing in Australia.