Indian fast bowler Mohammed Shami was ruled out of the upcoming Australia T20I series after testing positive for COVID-19. BCCI named Umesh Yadav as the replacement player for the Australian T20I series.
Mohammed Shami Ruled Out of Australia T20I series
Shami was originally named in the squad for the T20I series against Australia and South Africa. India vs Australia T20I series will kickstart on September 20 in Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali.
“Fast bowler Mohd. Shami will not be able to take part in the upcoming three-day Mastercard T20I series against Australia after testing positive for Covid-19. The All-India Senior Selection Committee has named Umesh Yadav as his replacement.,” read the BCCI statement.
The board has also confirmed that pacer Navdeep Saini has been ruled out of the India A one-day series against New Zealand A after sustaining a right groin injury.
The All-India Senior Selection Committee has named Rishi Dhawan as Saini’s replacement in India A squad.
“Navdeep Saini sustained a right groin injury on Day 1 of the Duleep Trophy semi-final match between North Zone and South Zone. He is ruled out of the ongoing tournament and also from the upcoming three-match one-day series between India A and New Zealand A. Saini will now head to the NCA for further management of his injury,” stated the release.
India squad for Australia series
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, Harshal Patel, Deepak Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav.