India vs South Africa: Shahbaz, Shreyas Iyer Set To Be Included For T20Is, Shami Still Out With Covid – Report

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But to recover from COVID-19, Mohammed Shami has been banned from India’s three-match T20I series against South Africa, with Bangladeshi all-rounder Shahbaz Ahmed replacing a well-rested Hardik Pandya. The series kicks off on September 28 in Thiruvananthapuram. With all-rounder Deepak Hooda also out of the series due to back spasms, the national selection committee will recall middle-class rider Shreyas Iyer from the South African series.

“Shami has not recovered from his bout of COVID-19. He needs more time and will therefore be out of the South African series. Umesh Yadav will continue as Shami’s replacement for the South Africa series,” a senior BCCI told reporter. source. PTI on condition of anonymity.

However, when asked why Shahbaz was chosen instead of Pandya, the source said: “Is there a bowling all-rounder who can replace Hardik. Raj Bawa is too raw which is why we kept him in India A for exposure. He will have time need to bloom. Tell me another name?” Meanwhile, Hanuma Vihari will lead the Rest of India team in the Irani Cup against Saurashtra.

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