India vs England: Mohammed Shami likely to be available for Pink-ball Test
Mohammed Shami has begun low-intensity bowling at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru after having recovered from the wrist fracture. The pacer was hit on the wrist by a Pat Cummins' short delivery during India's 2nd innings on Day 3 of the pink-ball Test. Soon after, he was taken to a nearby hospital for scans. After further examination, it was reported that the fast bowler has suffered a fracture, directly ruling him out for at least 6-7 weeks.
Shami, who is currently undergoing rehabilitation programme, uploaded a video of him bowling along with Navdeep Saini on social media.
According to a source close to the development, the 30-year-old will be available for the pink-ball Test. "The pink ball Test is still two and a half weeks away (February 24). There is a very good chance that Shami will be fit and available for selection.That he has started bowling means that his forearm is fine. He doesn't have any other niggles as of now so by the end of next week, a more clearer picture will emerge." - source was quoted as saying to PTI.
The newly refurbished Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad will host the pink-ball Test between India and England on February 24.