Mohammed Shami’s South Africa tour may be missed, The ‘hero’ of World Cup 2023 is facing this problem

Mohammed Shami's South Africa tour may be missed, The 'hero' of World Cup 2023 is facing this problem
Mohammed Shami (Image Source - X/Twitter)
Mohammed Shami injury: India's fast bowler Mohammed Shami played the entire World Cup with an injured foot. Now clouds of crisis are looming over playing in the South Africa tour. Shami played only seven matches in the World Cup. Despite this, he was the highest wicket-taker with 24 wickets.

The Indian team may have missed out on winning the World Cup title but this World Cup proved to be very memorable for Mohammed Shami. India’s fast bowler Shami performed brilliantly in the ICC ODI World Cup 2023. He took 24 wickets in seven matches. He was the highest wicket-taker in the tournament. He made every team’s batsmen victims of his deadly bowling. Seeing his performance, no one could guess that Shami was troubled by his injury. However, the World Cup hero may be ruled out of the South Africa tour. Shami is troubled by injury. He has a problem with his ankle. Now it has been revealed that Shami has been suffering from an ankle problem since the time of the World Cup. He is feeling more uncomfortable in landing while bowling.

Mohammed Shami was troubled in the World Cup

According to the report of Cricbuzz, Shami’s injury is a matter of concern. He is facing an ankle problem.
Shami was troubled by his heel during the entire World Cup. He was having trouble landing while bowling. However, he did not let this affect his performance. Now Shami is thinking seriously about this before the South Africa tour. The team management and BCCI still have time to decide on Shami’s availability.

Shami has been selected for the test series

India has to play three T20, three ODI, and two Test matches in South Africa. BCCI has selected Shami in the team for the two-match Test series against South Africa. He has also been selected in the squad for the three-day practice games ahead of the Test series starting in Centurion on December 26. He was not part of the team in the T20 series against Australia. Nor was he given a chance in the ODI and T20 team against South Africa. Even at the time of selection for the Test series, it was told that their availability would be decided only after the fitness test. It is noteworthy that India’s limited overs team has left for the South Africa tour. The T20 series will start from 10th December and the ODI series will start from 17th December. Suryakumar Yadav will lead India in T20.

Mohammed Shami was seen limping

A few days ago also there were reports that Shami had some problems in his leg. Shami recently went to Kolkata to watch the match of his younger brother Mohammad Kaif. During that match of Vijay Hazare, he was seen limping. Apart from this, Mohammed Shami was seen at Mumbai Airport he was having trouble walking on the way. BCCI will not take any risk regarding Shami, although it has not yet announced Shami’s replacement. The first match of the Test series will be played in Centurion from 26 December.

Indian squad for South Africa Test series: Rohit Sharma (captain), Shubhman Gill, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan (wicketkeeper), KL Rahul (wicketkeeper), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah. (Vice-captain), Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Siraj, Mukesh Kumar, Prasidh Krishna, Mohammed Shami

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