Umran Malik Replaces Shami: Umran Malik has replaced injured pacer Mohammad Shami in the ODI squad versus Bangladesh. Prior to the first ODI, India was dealt a serious setback when veteran bowler Mohammed Shami was forced to withdraw from the white-ball series due to a shoulder injury he had incurred in preparation for the visit. India is set to play three-match ODI series, which will be followed by two Test matches. Team India arrived in Bangladesh on Friday, December 2.
IND VS BAN: Umran Malik Replaces Shami for Bangladesh ODIs
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) decided to replace him with youthful speedster Umran Malik. Malik will join the Indian team in Mirpur, Bangladesh where the teams will play the first two ODIs. While Shami will travel to Bengaluru’s National Cricket Academy (NCA) for his recovery.
IND VS BAN: Umran Malik Journey so far
In the recently finished series against New Zealand, Malik received his first ODI cap and took at least one wicket in each of the two matches he bowled. In the first match, he picked up two wickets while giving up 66 runs, while in the third ODI, he recorded 1/31 in five over of his session.
He will be looking to take advantage of the chance given that all senior players will be playing in the forthcoming ODI series. On Sunday, December 4 at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium in Mirpur, India and Bangladesh square off in the first ODI.
IND VS BAN: Shami Uncertain for Tests too
Mohammad Shami was ruled out of the ODI series against Bangladesh. It has been noted that he developed issues in his arm while practicing.
A BCCI official informed about the injury. He said, “Mohammed Shami has suffered a hand injury that he sustained after resuming training post T20 World Cup in Australia. He has been asked to report at the NCA, and has not traveled with the team on December 1″
Shami’s availability for the next two-match Test series is also uncertain due to this ailment. If Shami is unable to play in the red-ball matches, India would suffer a severe setback. One of the team’s key players, Shami’s expertise is what India needs right now to win all of their remaining Test matches and go to the World Test Championship finals.
IND VS BAN: Revised India Squad for Bangladesh ODI
Rohit Sharma (C), KL Rahul (VC), Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar, Shreyas Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Rishabh Pant (WK). Ishan Kishan (WK), Shahbaz Ahmed, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Mohd. Siraj, Deepak Chahar, Kuldeep Sen, Umran Malik