Mohammed Shami tests COVID-19 positive ahead of India-Australia series
New Delhi : Indian pacer Mohammed Shami has been ruled out of the upcoming India and Australia series after he tested positive for coronavirus. According to media reports, he has not reached Mohali with the other players of the Indian team.
There is no official announcement on this from the BCCI yet. In case he is coronavirus positive, then his fans will be able to see him only after the Australia series.
Mohammed Shami has not been picked in the ICC T20I World Cup 2022 squad, but was given a chance to prove his mettle in the series against Australia and South Africa.
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.