Shami returns to low-intensity training; could be available for last two England Tests

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07 Feb 2021 | 04:37 AM
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Shami returns to low-intensity training; could be available for last two England Tests

The India fast bowler was hit by a short ball from Pat Cummins during India's second innings debacle at Adelaide

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India's senior speedster Mohammed Shami has resumed "low-intensity" bowling at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) as his fractured wrist has healed significantly, raising hopes that he could be available for selection for the final two Test matches of the series against England.

Shami was hit by a short ball from Pat Cummins during India's second innings debacle at Adelaide on December 19. He had to retire after sustaining a hairline fracture on his right forearm failing to defend a short ball from Cummins. He was subsequently ruled out of the Test series against Australia and had to return home for an extensive rehabilitation program.

On Friday, Shami had tweeted a video of him bowling at the NCA in Bengaluru alongside Navdeep Saini, who had a groin muscle injury picked up during the first innings of the final Test in Brisbane.

"Shami's forearm is fine right now. He will have some low-intensity net sessions for the next few days. He has been advised to bowl around 18 deliveries a day at 50 to 60 percent effort," a source in the know of things told PTI on conditions of anonymity.

"Since has been out for more than month and a half, that is how the workload will be built," the source added.

He is bowling from a shorter run-up, working to get some feel back. By the next week, the training will be of medium intensity and a final call can then be taken if he will be available for selection for the final two Tests in Ahmedabad.

"The pink ball Test is still two and half weeks away (February 24). There is a very good chance that Shami will be fit and available for selection. "That he has started bowling means that his forearm is fine. He doesn't have any other niggles as of now so by the end of next week, a more clearer picture will emerge," said the source.

The squad for the final two Test matches will be named during the second Test match in Chennai, starting February 13.

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