India’s pace ace Mohammed Shami will miss the One-Day International (ODI) and Twenty20 International (T20I) series against England early next year due to his right-knee injury.
Shami, 26, suffered injury in his right knee during the Third Test against England and was ruled out of remainder of the series. The pacer, who suffered a left-knee injury in the past, has still not recovered from the injury and will be out of action for more than a month.
The fast bowler has had an injury-prone international career so far and has spent more time mending injuries than playing cricket.
As per reports, Delhi pacer Ishant Sharma will be given a chance in the Indian team in Shami's place while veteran seamer Ashish Nehra is also in the contention for the limited overs' series.
Team India is dealing with a lot of injury woes as top-order batsmen Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane are injured. There are possibilities of Shikhar Dhawan replacing Rahane and triple-centurion Karun Nair replacing Rohit. Karun’s Karnataka teammate, KL Rahul, who slammed 199 at Chennai, could also get the nod as an opener.
MS Dhoni will also be back to the Indian side after a long break as he last the team in the limited-overs series at home against New Zealand.
The limited-overs series against England, which includes 3 ODIs and 3 T20Is, will start from January 16, 2017.