Shami to Miss Remaining Australia Tests Due to Fractured Arm

Shami to Miss Remaining Australia Tests Due to Fractured Arm
24.12.2020,15:12 123 0

After fracturing his arm in the first Test in Adelaide, India pacer Mohammed Shami will have to miss the rest of the Australian tour. Shami is reported to have fractured his right forearm, following scans done on Saturday immediately after the end of the first Test. No announcement has been yet made by the BCCI on the development of the situation. Meanwhile, the Press Trust of India has quoted a BCCI representative as saying, “Mohammed Shami has a fracture and the chances of him taking part in the remaining three Test matches is next to nil.”

Struck by a Pat Cummins Delivery

India finished the second day of the first Test match in Adelaide at 9 for the loss of Prithvi Shaw’s wicket 62 runs ahead thanks to a first-innings lead of 53. What followed the third morning was a carnage that the Indian team had never experienced before. With the regular loss of wickets, Shami walked in at 31 for 9. With the scoreboard reading 36 for 9, a rising ball from Aussie pacer Pat Cummins struck Shami under the elbow of his right arm. The Indian medical staff rushed to tend to the player in the middle. After they taped his forearm, Shami seemed initially ready to bat on before signalling that he was not able to continue and walking back to the dressing room.

Scans Showed a Fracture

Shami neither bowled in the fourth innings nor was seen during the end-of-match handshakes between the teams after Australia had successfully chased the modest target of 90 for the loss of only two wickets. Shami was reported to have left the Adelaide Oval with his right arm in a sling. During the post-match presentation, India captain Virat Kohli said that Shami was undergoing scans after being in a “lot of pain” and not being able to “even lift his arm“. Confirming fears, the scans revealed that Shami had suffered a fracture that would take a long time to heal, ruling him out of the rest of the series.

Siraj, the Most Likely Replacement for Shami

Either Mohammad Siraj or Navdeep Saini could replace Shami in the Indian Test squad; neither player has played Test cricket yet. Though Saini has been part of the India squad since their tour of New Zealand a year ago, Siraj who impressed in both of India’s warm-up matches is more likely to be selected to replace the injured paceman. The Indian squad could also choose from their three reserve fast bowlers, Shardul Thakur, T Natarajan, and Kartik Tyagi. Shardul Thakur and T Natarajan were not included in the original Test squad but were asked to stay back after the completion of the limited-overs series.

The result of the Adelaide Test has left India 0-1 down in the four-match series. The second Test is scheduled to begin on December 26 in Melbourne. Thirty-year-old Shami has been leading the Indian attack in the last few years and the bowling will be weakened by his absence. He also has a sound cricketing brain and with Virat Kohli on paternity leave also having to miss the rest of the Test series, India have multiple problems to deal with ahead of the Boxing Day Test match.

Liked? Share:
0   voted

Responses (0)

Similar news
Dream11 Gloucestershire vs Sussex: June 11, Vitality Blast 2021 Prediction
Dream11 Gloucestershire vs Sussex: June 11, Vitality Blast 2021 Prediction
Read more

Gloucestershire vs Sussex Match Details In this article, we preview and make a Dream11 prediction for Gloucestershire vs Sussex, the Vitality Blast T20 game to be held in Bristol on June 11. Team Sussex Report Likely XI: Ali Orr, Tom Haines, Stiaan van Zyl, Aaron Thomason, Travis Head, Ben Brown, Danial Ibrahim, Jack Carson, Stuart […]

Gloucestershire vs Sussex: June 11, Vitality Blast 2021 Prediction
Gloucestershire vs Sussex: June 11, Vitality Blast 2021 Prediction
Read more

In this article, we preview Gloucestershire vs Sussex, the Vitality Blast 2021 match to be played on 11 June 2021 at County Ground, Bristol. Match Predictions and Team Previews Analysis The last time Gloucestershire faced Sussex in the Vitality Blast was on 30 August 2019 in Hove. In that match, Sussex batted first. After losing […]

BCCI Ethics Officer Finds TNCA President Rupa Gurunath Guilty of Conflict of Interest
BCCI Ethics Officer Finds TNCA President Rupa Gurunath Guilty of Conflict of Interest
Read more

BCCI’s Ethics Officer has reported that the occupation of N. Srinivasan’s daughter Rupa Gurunath as TNCA President reflects a conflict of interest. Complaint by Sanjiv Gupta On 23 November 2020, Justice Jain received a complaint from Sanjiv Gupta wherein the complainant brought to the Ethics Officer’s notice that more than one post was occupied simultaneously […]

Dream11 Surrey vs Middlesex Prediction, June 10, Vitality Blast 2021
Dream11 Surrey vs Middlesex Prediction, June 10, Vitality Blast 2021
Read more

Surrey vs Middlesex Match Details In this article, we preview Surrey vs Middlesex, the match scheduled to be played in the Vitality Blast T20 Championship 2021 on June 10 in London. In a match between otherwise comparable sides, Surrey appear to hold the edge, with relatively more consistent top-order batsmen. Team Surrey Report Surrey: Mark […]

Dream11 Glamorgan vs Gloucestershire June 10, Vitality Blast 2021 Prediction
Dream11 Glamorgan vs Gloucestershire: June 10, Vitality Blast 2021 Prediction
Read more

Glamorgan vs Gloucestershire Match Details In this article, we preview and make a dream11 prediction for Glamorgan vs Gloucestershire, the Vitality Blast T20 game to be held at Bristol on June 10. Team Glamorgan Report Glamorgan: Joe Cooke, David Lloyd, Marnus Labuschagne, Billy Root, Kiran Carlson, Chris Cooke, Dan Douthwaite, Michael Neser, James Weighell, Andrew […]

Dream11 Lancashire vs Leicestershire June 10, Vitality Blast 2021 Prediction
Dream11 Lancashire vs Leicestershire: June 10, Vitality Blast 2021 Prediction
Read more

Lancashire vs Leicestershire Match Details In this article, we preview Lancashire vs Leicestershire, the Vitality Blast 2021 match to be played on 10 June at Manchester. Team Lancashire Report Probable XI: Lancashire: Jos Buttler, Keaton Jennings, Alex Davies, Josh Bohannan, Liam Livingstone, Dane Vilas, Luke Wood, Danny Lamb, Tom Bailey, Saqib Mahmood, Matt Parkinson. Team […]