T20 World Cup: Mohammed Shami, who has been selected to replace Jasprit Bumrah, received an update on his match fitness on Saturday from India’s captain Rohit Sharma.
The qualifying for the upcoming T20 World Cup will start on Sunday with Sri Lanka playing Namibia. The Super 4 stage will, however, begin on October 22 with Australia’s hosts taking on New Zealand. However, on October 23 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, India and Pakistan will play in the one game that everyone will be watching. After arriving in Australia, Team India played two exhibition games against Western Australia XI. Before facing Pakistan, the team will compete in official warm-up matches against Australia and New Zealand.
Before the start of the T20 World Cup, all 16 captains were present at the ICC’s Captains’ Day in Melbourne, where Team India skipper Rohit Sharma spoke to the media. Rohit then discussed the team’s preparations and the crucial match against Pakistan.
We are aware of the game against Pakistan, but there is no need to continually bring it up and overexert oneself. Every time we compete against Pakistani athletes, we discuss how they and how their families are. We simply discuss current events, how people are doing, and any new cars they have recently purchased or plan to purchase “explained Rohit during the press conference.
Mohammed Shami was chosen by the All-India Senior Selection Committee on Friday to replace the hurt Jasprit Bumrah. As backups, Shardul Thakur and Mohammed Siraj were also mentioned.
Sport-related injuries are preventable, but there isn’t much that can be done to stop them, There will inevitably be injuries if you play this many games. Because of this, throughout the past year, we have concentrated on building bench strength and whenever possible, we have given younger players a chance. Shami tested positive for COVID-19 about two to three weeks ago while he was at his farm. He afterward proceeded to NCA to complete his treatment. Currently, he is in Brisbane “Rohit said.
The Indian squad will be travelling from Perth to Brisbane for practise on Wednesday. Whatever information we have on Shami so far has been encouraging, therefore he will train with the squad. He has bowled well for three to four sessions. But once more, we have worked extremely hard to control our players’ injuries over the past one to two years. Unfortunately, you are unable to change it. This is the rationale for bench strength, “Added he.
Group 2 is where Team India is positioned, along with Pakistan, South Africa, Bangladesh, and the other two Super 12 qualifiers.
Bumrah questioned Rohit, who replied: Although he is a good bowler, accidents do happen. There isn’t much you can do about it; we spoke with many experts regarding his injuries but received no helpful advice. Although the World Cup is significant, we value his career more. There is still a lot more cricket ahead of him even though he is only 27 or 28 years old. We cannot take such a risk, and the game was also recommended by the experts. He will certainly be missed, there is no denying that.