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Injured Shami ruled out, Bhuvneshwar Kumar named replacement

PTI
Published : Jan 9, 2016, 11:27 pm IST
Updated : Jan 9, 2016, 11:27 pm IST

Pacer Mohammed Shami was on Saturday ruled out of India’s limited-overs cricket series against Australia due to a hamstring injury and Bhuvneshwar Kumar will replace him for the ODIs and Twenty20s sta

Mohammed Shami
 Mohammed Shami

Pacer Mohammed Shami was on Saturday ruled out of India’s limited-overs cricket series against Australia due to a hamstring injury and Bhuvneshwar Kumar will replace him for the ODIs and Twenty20s starting here on January 12.

“The BCCI medical team confirms that Mohammed Shami has been ruled out of India’s tour of Australia due to injury. He sustained a Grade II injury to his left hamstring, which will restrict him from playing active cricket for about 4 to 6 weeks,” BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur said.

“The All-India Senior Selection Committee has named Bhuvneshwar Kumar as the replacement, who will join the team tomorrow,” he added. Shami sustained the injury during a training session before the warm-up Twenty20 game against Western Australia which the Indians won on Friday.

Location: Australia, West Australia, Perth