IND vs BAN: Mohammed Shami ruled out of Bangladesh ODIs due to a hand injury – Sources | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: Team India were on Saturday dealt a huge blow as star pacer Mohammed Shami was ruled out of the three-match one-day international (ODI) series against Bangladesh due to a hand injury, a BCCI source said.
The three-match ODI series will kick off on Sunday at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka.
As per sources, Shami had suffered the injury during a training session after he returned from the T20 World Cup in Australia, where India lost to England in the semifinals.
“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 travelled with the team on December 1,” a senior BCCI source privy to development told PTI.
The extent of Shami’s injury is not known yet.
The 33-year-old Bengal speedster is an integral part of India’s ODI scheme of things, going into the World Cup next year.
Skipper Rohit Sharma and head coach Rahul Dravid would be worried if Shami misses the Test series because India need to win every game to stay in contention for the upcoming World Test Championship final at the Oval in June.
“Shami’s absence from three ODI games is definitely a factor but a bigger worry is his likely absence from Tests where he is supposed to spearhead the attack in Jasprit Bumrah’s absence,” said the source.
Shami has taken 216 wickets in Test cricket from 60 matches.
(With inputs from PTI)

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