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Mohammad Shami Declared Fit For West Indies Clash

Mohammad Shami has been declared fit for the clash against West Indies on Friday
Mohammad Shami has been declared fit for the clash against West Indies on Friday
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Indian fast bowler Mohammed Shami has recovered from his knee injury and will be available for selection ahead of his side’s clash against West Indies on Friday in Perth.

India’s team manager RN Baba, in an interaction with the press, confirmed the update on the fast bowler.

"Shami is fit and available for selection," said Baba.

Shami, who was rested for the clash against the United Arab Emirates on Saturday as a "precautionary measure", was fully active in the training session at the Murdoch University Oval Sports Complex.

The 24-year-old has easily been India’s best pacer in the World Cup so far, snaring six wickets from two games at an average of 10.83 and an economy rate of 3.82.

Meanwhile, there hasn’t been any official confirmation on the fitness of Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, who was seen with his ankle strapped heavily as he strode to the dressing room.

Kumar, who played his first match of the World Cup against UAE, ended with figures of one for 19 from five overs.

The conditions at Perth are taxing for a fast bowler particularly during the delivery landing phase and this might just be another precautionary measure to protect the pacer who was been injury-prone in recent times.

After the clash against West Indies on Friday, India face Ireland on 10th March in Hamilton before rounding off their league engagements with the match against Zimbabwe in Auckland on 14th March.

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