Indian pacer Mohammed Shami is set to miss the remaining three Tests against Australia after suffering a fracture on his bowling wrist during Day 3 of India vs Australia Pink-ball Test at Adelaide. Shami, while batting on the third day of the Adelaide Test got injured. The speedster had to retire hurt due to injury and did not even come to the field to bowl against Australia in their second innings.
The fast bowler was hit on the elbow by a Pat Cummins short ball during India’s second innings on Saturday which ended at a record lowest 36 for nine. He was taken to a hospital for scans, which revealed a fracture.
“Mohammed Shami has a fracture and the chances of him taking part in the remaining three Test matches is next to nil,” a BCCI source told PTI on conditions of anonymity. He added that Mohammed Siraj, for his impressive show in the two warm-up games, will be in line for a Boxing Day Test debut in Melbourne.
After the match, skipper Virat Kohli also gave a statement about Shami. Kohli had said that there was no proper update on Shami’s injury. As per Virat, Shami was taken to hospital for a scan and was in extreme pain and could not even move his hand.
“He was in a lot of pain, couldn’t even lift his arm. We’ll probably know in the evening what happens,” Kohli had revealed.
At the time when Shami came to bat, Team India had lost nine wickets for 31 runs. Pat Cummins’ ball had hit Shami’s right hand wrist and he looked in great pain. Team India physio came to the ground immediately after this and tried to give some relief to Shami, but the pain was so much that he had to leave the field as a retired-hurt player.