After a humiliating 8-wicket defeat in the first Test (India Vs Australia) against host Australia, Team India has now suffered another setback. According to a report, the team’s star and veteran bowler Mohammed Shami has been ruled out of the remaining three Test matches. Originally, Pat Cummins bounced off Shamina’s right arm while batting in the second inning on Saturday. He then retired hurt.
Shami can’t even catch the bat, according to an ANI report. The Indian innings ended at just 36 in 21.2 overs due to Shami’s injury. This is India’s lowest score in Test history. Shamin was then taken to the hospital for a scan.
After losing the match by 8 wickets, India captain Virat Kohli said that Shamin was in a lot of pain and had been taken to hospital for a scan. After Shami was injured, the team’s medical staff rushed to the field to help him, but after a few attempts, they decided to return to the dressing room. Due to which the Indian innings was reduced to 21.2 overs. The team’s physiotherapist used the spray to ease the pain but couldn’t bear it and decided not to bat. The Indian team is now trailing 0-1 in the four-match series. The second Test between the two teams will be played in Melbourne from December 26 (Boxing Day).
Either Siraj or Navdeep Sain can get a chance
If Mohammad Shami is dropped from the Test series, it will be a big shock for Team India. Shami has been India’s most successful Test bowler in the last two years. If Shami is unable to play in the next three Tests, he could be replaced by either India fast bowler Mohammad Siraj or Navdeep Saini. With Shamina out, Team India’s fast bowlers will now rely on Jaspreet Bumrah and Umesh Yadav. On the other hand, now either a fast bowler from Mohammad Siraj or Navdeep Saini can get a chance.