Shami Ruled out of the Test Series with Hand Fracture; Siraj or Siani set to replace him

Rutunjay Dole
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Team India ran through a big blow to their bowling department after their prime pacer Mohammed Shami was ruled out of the ongoing Australia tour due to a severe injury. The right-arm fast bowler will not play the last three Tests after sustaining a fracture in the historic day-night pink-ball affair at Adelaide Oval. The fast bowler underwent scans and the reports confirmed that Shami’s arm got fractured.

The unexpected blow comes right after India suffered a heart-wrenching defeat at the hands of Australia in the first Test. India resumed Day 3 with 9/1 and was leading by 63 runs. As the overs progressed, they started losing wickets at regular intervals. Hazlewood and Cummins’ bowling masterclass worked wonders for the hosts. Hazlewood picked a fifer where Cummins settled for 4 wickets.

When India lost 9 wickets already, Shami came out to bat to face the last music. The fast bowler received a big blow to his arm after being hit by Pat Cummins. Soon after picking up the blow, Shami was in a lot of pain and couldn’t bat any further.

Mohammed Shami immediately signaled the medical team for assistance after suffering a big blow. The BCCI medical team rushed in to provide timely assistance during the game.

After the match, captain Kohli was asked about the status of Shami’s injury. The Indian captain added that Shami was in a lot of pain and that he was taken to the hospital for scans. “No news on Shami, he’s going for a scan now. He was in a lot of pain, couldn’t even lift his arm. We’ll probably know in the evening what happens,” Kohli echoed after Team India suffered an 8-wicket defeat to hosts.