Reports: Shami likely to get fit for third Test vs England

Sky247 Staff
Feb 07, 2021 07:44 IST
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Mohammed Shami (Image Credit: Twitter)

Team India is currently struggling in the first Test of the four-match series against England. They won in Australia despite injuries to their first-choice players. However, it seems that they are missing some of them in Chennai in the ongoing Test match. Amidst all this, Mohammed Shami, one of the premier pacers, has resumed low-intensity training which is a good news for India.


Shami had suffered a wrist injury after being hit by a bouncer from Pat Cummins in the day-night Test in Adelaide in November 2020. His fractured wrist is fine now it seems and him resuming training is a good news for Virat Kohli and his men. 

Shami himself tweeted a video of him bowling at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru. “Shami's forearm is fine right now. He will have some low intensity net sessions for the next few days. He has been advised to bowl around 18 deliveries a day at 50 to 60 percent effort. Since has been out for more than month and half, that is how the workload will be built,” a source close to the know of things was quoted as saying by Cricket Next.

By the next week, there will be more clarity on Shami’s availability for the final two Tests against England. The source also mentioned that a call will be taken once he is fully fit. “The pink ball Test is still two and half weeks away (February 24). There is a very good chance that Shami will be fit and available for selection.

“That he has started bowling means that his forearm is fine. He doesn't have any other niggles as of now so by the end of next week, a more clearer picture will emerge,” the source added.

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