New Delhi: Indian pacer Mohammed Shami will miss the One-Day International (ODI) and Twenty20 International (T20I) series against England early next year due to his right-knee injury. Shami, who got hurt during the third Test against England and was forced to pull out of the Test series, will be out of action for more than a month.
Shami was quite remarkable in the three Test matches against England, picking up 10 wickets in conditions, which did not support the seamers too much. The bowler used his brilliant skills with both the old and new ball to be efficient in the three matches.
It is learnt that Shami’s place in the ODI team could go to Ishant Sharma. The selectors could also discuss the name of Ashish Nehra, who said recently that he wants to continue playing T20 cricket for India.
The spate of injuries to key players could put the national selectors in a spot of bother to select the openers for the ODIs against England. With Ajinkya Rahane recovering from injury and hoping to be fit for the series, the selectors could bring back Shikhar Dhawan or pick triple centurion Karun Nair as injured Rohit Sharma’s replacement.