Is The Career Of Mohammed Shami In Danger? India’s White-Ball Plans No Longer Include Pacer: Reports

Is The Career Of Mohammed Shami In Danger?

Mohammed Shami, the top wicket-taker for India in the ODI World Cup 2023, could suffer a setback as word spreads that he is suffering from an ankle ailment.

The news follows his outstanding performance in the recently finished ODI World Cup, where he claimed the most wickets with an astounding 24 in just seven games, making him the tournament’s highest wicket-taker.

Shami is reportedly seeking medical attention in Mumbai for an ankle ailment, which raises questions about whether he will play in the forthcoming white-ball formats, according to PTI sources. The speedster from Amroha has been selected in India’s 16-man team for the two-match Test series against South Africa, which will begin in Centurion on December 26.

Mohammed Shami

According to the PTI report, Shami is anticipated to skip One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) in the near future in order to extend his Test career.

This is what the study stated.

“It is learnt for the time being, Shami won’t play white ball games as there are seven Test matches, including five against England at home and the ‘Amroha Express’ is expected to play a big role in the sub-continental conditions where the ball reverses a lot.”

“Whether Shami will play next year’s T20 World Cup will depend on how he fares in the Indian Premier League, where he has had two good seasons for the Gujarat Titans.”

Earlier this week, India’s squad for the two-match Test series against South Africa included Shami despite doubts about his fitness. Speaking under anonymity, the BCCI official implied that if Shami’s fitness for the Boxing Day Test wasn’t a concern, the national selectors wouldn’t have chosen him.

Due to team composition requirements, the 32-year-old fast bowler was left off of the field for the first few matches of the ODI World Cup, but when he did play, he had an incredible impact. India’s dominance in the tournament was greatly aided by his 24 wickets, which saw them win ten straight games before losing to Australia in the final.

Given Shami’s critical role in the team’s success, the national selectors appear optimistic about his recovery before the South Africa Tests, despite his current ankle condition.

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