Mumbai, India seamer Mohammed Shami has been dropped from India squad for one-off Test against against Afghanistan after failing to clear the fitness test at NCA, Bengaluru, the BCCI announced on Monday.
The All-India Senior Selection Committee has named Navdeep Saini as Mohammed Shami’s replacement in the Indian Test team for the upcoming Test against Afghanistan beginning from June 14 at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore.
Navdeep Saini who picked 34 wickets in eight games was the leading wicket-taker for Delhi in the Ranji Trophy replaced Shami.
Shami was part of Delhi Daredevils in this years IPL. He was later named as a replacement for all-rounder Hardik Pandya in the World XI squad for the charity T20I match against West Indies at Lord’s on May 31, but did not play.
Meanwhile, the Indian team management has requested that India A fast bowlers Mohammed Siraj and Rajneesh Gurbani attend the training sessions of the Indian team and bowl at the Indian batsmen in the nets. A request was also made for Ankit Rajpoot, but the Uttar Pradesh fast bowler is unwell.
Meanwhile, the All-India Senior Committee has named Ishan Kishan in India A team for the away one-day series against England Lions and West Indies A. Sanju Samson, who was originally named in the squad, failed his fitness test and was replaced by former India Under 19 captain, who cleared his fitness test.