Mohammed Shami Out of Australia Tour With Hamstring Injury, Bhuvneshwar Kumar Called in

Updated: 09 January 2016 17:24 IST

Mohammed Shami was ruled out of Australia series with a hamstring injury. Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been called in as his replacement for the five ODI and three Twenty20 series

Mohammed Shami Out of Australia Tour With Hamstring Injury, Bhuvneshwar Kumar Called in
Mohammed Shami suffered the left hamstring injury during training session on Friday. © BCCI

Indian pacer Mohammed Shami was on Saturday ruled out of India's limited-overs cricket series against Australia due to a hamstring injury. Bhuvneshwar Kumar will replace him for the five ODI and three Twenty20I series, starting here on January 12. (Read more Australia-India series stories here)

"The BCCI medical team confirms that Mohammed Shami has been ruled out of India's tour of Australia due to injury. He sustained a Grade II injury to his left hamstring, which will restrict him from playing active cricket for about 4 to 6 weeks," BCCI Secretary Anurag Thakur said in a statement. (Mohammed Shami Makes a return to India squad)

"The All-India Senior Selection Committee has named Bhuvneshwar Kumar as the replacement, who will join the team tomorrow."

Shami sustained the injury during a training session before the warm-up Twenty20 game against Western Australia, which the Indians yesterday.

The latest breakdown is a massive setback for Shami, who had returned to the side after being sidelined for nine months owing to injuries.

It can be considered a lucky break for Bhuvneshwar, who was dropped following a poor home series against South Africa last year. The 25-year-old had claimed his seven wickets from five matches at an average of 49.57 and an economy rate of 7.13.

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