India fast bowler Mohammed Shami resumed training at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru as he has recovered ‘significantly’ from a wrist fracture that kept him out of the first 2 Tests of the ongoing 4-match series against England. Shami has begun ‘low-intensity’ training and will continue to train at around 50 percent intensity for the next few days.
Mohammed Shami took a hit to his wrist when he tried to sway away from a bouncer from Pat Cummins during India’s 8-wicket defeat against Australia in the first Test of a 4-match series in Adelaide. Scans confirmed a fractured wrist and Shami was ruled out of the remainder of the series. The senior India paceman also had to miss the Chennai Tests against England.
Shami had been through an ‘extensive rehabilitation programme’ at the NCA. The India pacer took to social media to share a clip of him bowling at the NCA along with Navdeep Saini who was ruled out of the first 2 England Tests due to a groin injury.
“Shami’s forearm is fine right now. He will have some low intensity net sessions for the next few days. He has been advised to bowl around 18 deliveries a day at 50 to 60 percent effort,” a source in the know of things told the Press Trust of India.
“Since has been out for more than month and half, that is how the workload will be built,” the source added.
“He is bowling from a shorter run-up, working to get some feel back. By the next week, the training will be of medium intensity and a final call can then be taken if he will be available for selection for the final two Tests in Ahmedabad.