Xtra Time Web Desk: In what comes as good news for the Indian team management, Mohammed Shami has passed the fitness test at the National Cricket Academy. Shami will be flying to Australia along with Shreyas Iyer, Ravi Bishnoi and Mohammed Siraj on October 13. The pacer from Bengal is likely to replace Jasprit Bumrah. Shami has been working tirelessly to regain full fitness at NCA after testing negative for Covid-19.
Meanwhile Deepak Chahar is unlikely to travel to Australia in the next couple of days. He is still at the NCA and is undergoing rehab. He is down with a stiff back.
BCCI is likely to name the replacement for Bumrah by October 15, provided they get the permission from ICC. The selectors will name Mohammed Shami as the replacement for Bumrah very soon.
Shami, Siraj along with Ravi Bishnoi and Shreyas Iyer will take the flight to Australia on October 13 and will link up with the squad in Brisbane.
Rohit and co will play the second practice match against Western Australia XI on October 13 at WACA. The Men in Blue will move to Brisbane on October 14. Gabba will be India’s base where they play Australia and New Zealand in warm-up games on October 17 and 19 respectively.
The Men in Blue will kickstart its T20 World Cup 2022 campaign against arch rivals Pakistan on October23 at MCG.