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Shami ruled out of Test series against SA, Chahar withdraws

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Mumbai: Mohammad Shami has been ruled out of the two-match Test series against South Africa as the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Medical Team did not clear his fitness.

“Mr Mohammad Shami, whose participation in the Test series was subject to fitness has not been cleared by the BCCI Medical Team and the fast bowler is ruled out of the two Tests,” BCCI said in a statement.

Further, the BCCI also announced the withdrawal of Deepak Chahar from the upcoming ODI series against South Africa due to a family medical emergency.

The men’s selection committee has named Akash Deep as Chahar’s replacement.

Further, Shreyas Iyer will join the Test squad to prepare for the Test series after the conclusion of the first ODI in Johannesburg on December 17, BCCI said.

“He will not be available for the second and third ODI and will take part in the inter-squad game,” they said.

Team India Head Coach Rahul Dravid, Batting Coach Vikram Rathour, Bowling Coach Paras Mhambrey and Fielding Coach T Dilip will link up with the Test squad and oversee their preparations for the inter-squad game and the Test series, BCCI said.

And, the ODI team will be assisted by India A’s Coaching Staff comprising Batting Coach Sitanshu Kotak, Bowling Coach Rajib Datta and Fielding Coach Ajay Ratra.

India’s updated ODI squad

Ruturaj Gaikwad, Sai Sudharsan, Tilak Varma, Rajat Patidar, Rinku Singh, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (C)(wk), Sanju Samson (wk), Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mukesh Kumar, Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Akash Deep.

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