Injured Indian fast bowler Muhammad Shami has been advised a six-week rest and will be flying from Australia to India on Wednesday. The right-arm bowler will have to go through quarantine for a brief period after his arrival in India.
Shami’s right hand fractured Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins while batting on the third day of the Adelaide Test on Saturday. He was also unable to hold the bat due to pain. It is learned that he has a fracture in his hand and will not be able to take part in the last three Tests of the series in Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane. He is expected to be fit by the end of January. It is known that India has to play a four-match Test series against England from February 5, whose first test will be played at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
Let me tell you that the Indian team lost by 8 wickets in the Adelaide Test match. In this match, Team India was close to victory, but in the second innings, due to the fatal bowling of Australian fast bowlers Pat Cummins and Jose Hazlewood, the Indian team could manage only 36 runs for 9 wickets. In the second innings, none of the team’s batsmen reached the double figures. At the same time, the day-night test match was played between the two countries for the first time in which Team India lost.
After the first Test, Virat Kohli will not be a part of the next three Tests and will be captained by Ajinkya Rahane. Now the second Test match between the two countries will be played in Melbourne from 26 December, while the third Test will be played in Sydney from 7 December while the fourth Test match will be held from 15 December.