The Indian team fast bowler Mohammad Shami has cleared the fitness test at National Cricket Academy (NCA), Bangalore. Shami is now available for the five-match Test series against England. Despite having several family problems and ordinary IPL season, he got a place in the Test squad touring England. The five-match Test series will begin after the completion of three T20 Internationals and three One Day Internationals.
Earlier, Mohammad Shami, Ambati Rayudu, and Sanju Samson were dropped from the squad after failed to clear the Yo-Yo test. However, as per reports, the Delhi Daredevils’ pacer, Mohammad Shami has cleared the fitness test and available for Test series against England.
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After the decision to drop players, there were voices of dissent from several corners. HCA Secretary Sheshnarayan was particularly miffed as he questioned the validity of the Test.
“This looks very lopsided and deep-rooted. Since a person who got nearly the highest runs in IPL this year and has also played all the 50-over games in the domestic season, he now finds himself unfit on some highly overrated fitness tests. How can an unfit person score so many runs? This is very harsh and draconian. HCA will stand by its players and fight for their rights.
We know what is going on behind the scenes and people are taking advantage of the fluid situation in the BCCI and pushing decisions. We demand that the process of the tests be made transparent and open to a public domain,” demanded the Secretary.
The last time Mohammad Shami played for India was when India toured South Africa to play three-match Test series. Shami was the highest wicket-taker in the three-match Test series against South Africa.