Srinagar: Senior pacer Mohammad Shani has been ruled out of the Team India squad for the T20 series against Australia after testing positive for Covid-19.
Shami who scheduled to join squad in Mohali hasn’t travelled to the city and is going to be replaced by another senior pacer Umesh Yadav in the squad
Shami was named in both the T20I squads for the Australia and South Africa series and is in the standby list for the T20 World Cup beginning next month.
Meanwhile Umesh was playing for Middlesex in the England’s Royal one-day cup but a quad injury ended his stint early.
He was expected to undergo rehabilitation for it at the National Cricket Academy but now may link up with the India squad for the Australia T20Is.