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Australias team has reached India on Thursday for the three-match T20 series. This team has also started its preparation in Mohali. The Indian team has also started its preparation. From the perspective of T20 World Cup, this series has to be very special. Especially this series is important for India. After the defeat in the Asia Cup 2022, the Indian team will try to find its perfect playing-11 combination in this series.
Mohammed Shami has been ruled out of the T20 series against Australia after being infected with Corona. Shami, who played his last T20 for India in the T20 World Cup, returned in this series. Shami could have got a chance to play in Indias T20 team after almost a year, but due to Corona, he has also lost this opportunity. Shamis corona report has come positive. Now they will not be able to play in the series starting from 20th September.
Shami does not have severe symptoms of corona and will have to stay away from the rest of the players for a few days. After recovering from Corona, Shami can again be associated with Team India. Mohammed Shami may be fit before the T20 and ODI series against South Africa. There is more than a week left for the series against South Africa to start.
Shami has been replaced by veteran fast bowler Umesh Yadav, who played his last T20 match against Australia in 2019. Umesh, who played only seven T20Is for the country, bowled brilliantly in the powerplay in IPL 2022 and may be given a chance against Australia.
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After 35-year-old Umesh did wonders in the IPL, he took a total of 16 wickets in seven matches in the Royal London Cup. During this, he also achieved the feat of taking five wickets and four wickets in a match.
Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (vice-captain), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Dinesh Karthik (wicket-keeper), Hardik Pandya, R. Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Harshal Patel, Deepak Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah.Now Umesh Yadav has been included in the team in place of Mohammed Shami. However, with Jasprit Bumrah, Harshal Patel, and Arshdeep Singh, the chances of Umesh getting a chance are slim.