Team India completed their South Africa tour. From January 11, they will face Afghanistan in a three-match T20 series. That will be the last T20 series before the T20 World Cup. After that, England will travel to India to play a five-match Test series. But the injury scare in the India camp is still going on. Mohammad Shami got injured during the World Cup. After that, he was rested for the South Africa tour. But as per reports, he will miss the first two Test matches. Suryakumar Yadav will also go under the knife. He will be back in 8-9 weeks.
Delayed Comeback of Mohammad Shami:
India had an excellent World Cup season. Unfortunately, India lost the final match but dominated the tournament throughout the season. In every unit, Team India was perfect. Mohammad Shami showed his class in the tournament. Opponent batters struggled in front of his pace. He ended up being the highest wicket-taker of the tournament. He sustained an injury during the World Cup and played the tournament with that.
After the World Cup, Mohammad Shami was rested for the South Africa tour. England is coming to India to play five Test matches. That is going to be a crucial series. But before that, Team India received a bad news. Mohammad Shami has still not recovered from the injury fully. He is likely to miss the first two Test matches against England.
Suryakumar Yadav’s Long Recovery:
After completing the World Cup season, India went to South Africa for a long series. In Rohit Sharma’s absence, Suryakumar Yadav led India in the T20 series against South Africa. During the third T20 match, he sustained an ankle injury. After that, he went out of cricket action for a while now. India will play a three-match T20 series against Afghanistan from January 11. He is going to miss that series.
Another update was received about the T20 batter. Apart from the ankle injury, he has another issue. He is about to go under the knife for hernia surgery. That will keep him out of cricket for eight to nine weeks. For that, he is going to miss the five-match Test series against England. He is expecting to come back before IPL.
The Test series against England will commence from January 25. After a long time, India will play a home Test series. For the first two Test matches, Mohammad Shami’s absence will be felt in the India camp. This Test series will be crucial for the World Test Championship 2025.