Mohammad Shami, the attacking fast bowler of India is all set to replace Jasprit Bumrah in the Indian Squad for the Upcoming World Cup. Jasprit Bumrah was ruled out of the World Cup due to stress in his back injury. Mohammed Shami who recently recovered from COVID-19 was included as a standby player in the World Cup Squad, and now Shami is being named as a replacement for Injured Jasprit Bumrah.
According to a report by the news agency Press Trust of India (PTI), Mohammed Shami is the first choice to replace Jasprit Bumrah in India’s T20 World Cup squad and the former is likely to jet off to Australia next week.
Having only just recovered from Covid-19, Shami is currently building his fitness and should be okay to join up with the rest of the Indian team in Perth next week. According to a report by the news agency PTI, Shami will be on his way to join the Indian team in the next 3-4 days.
Mohammed Shami Is The First Choice To Replace Bumrah
A source close to the selection committee stated the same to PTI on conditions of anonymity. According to PTI, the source stated that “Mohammed Shami, if fit, was always going to be the first replacement as that’s the closest Indian team can get in terms of sheer quality. He will be joining sometime next week,”.
Another Indian pacer Deepak Chahar has sustained an ankle injury and is likely to be rested for the remaining ODIs against South Africa. Chahar is part of India’s reserves for the T20 World Cup 2022, thus he is likely to be assessed in the upcoming days. The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) star didn’t take part in the first ODI against the Proteas in Lucknow and he will be rested for the remaining matches as well.
Furthermore, the report adds that CSK pacer Mukesh Choudhary and Delhi Capitals’ Chetan Sakariya have joined the Indian team as net bowlers. It is understood that since most teams have a left-arm seamer in their ranks and India’s Arshdeep Singh will need rest between the games, Mukesh and Chetan have accompanied the team for the Perth leg of the tour.
As per India’s training schedule in Perth, they will have three days of rigorous training for five hours between 11 am to 4 pm on October 8, 9 and 12, while on October 10 and 13, two T20 warm-up games will be held.