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Srinagar: Reports in media are doing rounds that BCCI’s selection committee is likely to keep star pacer Mohammad Shami for Tests and ODI’s only.

Mohammad Shami has last played a T20 International for his India during the last year’s World Cup.

“Shami isn’t getting any younger and we need him fresh for Tests. That is why he is not being considered for T20s,” a member of the selection panel was quoted by Inside Sport.

“We have had a chat with him post-T20 World Cup on his workload management. This is how it is going to be now. For now, he is not in plans for T20s and the focus will be on youngsters.”

Shami had also played in the Indian Premier League where he represented Hardik Pandya-led Gujarat Titans. Overall in 16 matches, Shami picked up 20 wickets at and average of 18.30.

So far in his international career, Shami has played 17 T20 internationals, 60 Tests and 82 ODIs.

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