Team India’s star paceer Mohammad Shami is also doubtful to play in the first Test against England in February. Shami has fractured her wrist and needs six weeks of rest and rehabilitation.
Shami suffered a fracture in his bowling arm during the first Test match of the series played in Adelaide against Australia. He had Pat Cummins in the elbow in the second innings.
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A BCCI source said, ‘It is not possible for him (Shami) to play in the first Test. Rehabilitation will take six weeks. After the removal of the plaster, he will participate in rehab at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru.
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Shami left for India on Tuesday after being ruled out of the remaining three Tests against Australia. The Indian team will play the home series against England from February 5. Before this, the remaining 3 Tests are to be played against Australia, the second match of the series will be played in Melbourne from 26 December.