Umesh Yadav announced to replace Mohammed Shami for T20I series against Australia

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India will play 3 T20Is against Australia from September 20 and the final will be played on September 25 at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad.

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“Fast bowler Mohd. Shami will not be able to compete in the upcoming three-day Mastercard T20I series against Australia after testing positive for COVID-19. The All-India Senior Selection Committee has appointed Umesh Yadav as his replacement.” BCCI said in an official press release.

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Umesh, who played the last of his seven T20Is against Australia in 2019, was back in the schedule after recovering from a quadriceps injury sustained during his county stint in England.

The comeback of 35-year-old Umesh is nothing short of a fairy tale, as his provincial stint at Middlesex was cut short by the quadriceps injury.

He had a great first leg in the 2022 IPL for Kolkata Knight Riders as he swung the ball at a fast pace.

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For Middlesex, he impressed in the Royal London Cup, taking 16 wickets in seven List A games, including a five-for and a four-wicket haul.

“Umesh was in rehab with the NCA after he came back and it wasn’t a tear so he is now recovered and fit to play,” a BCCI source had told PTI.

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For Middlesex, he impressed in the Royal London Cup, taking 16 wickets in seven List A games, including a five-for and a four-wicket haul.

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“Umesh was in rehab with the NCA after he came back and it wasn’t a tear so he is now recovered and fit to play,” a BCCI source had told PTI.

India squad for Australia series: Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (Vice Captain), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant (wicketkeeper), Dinesh Karthik (wicketkeeper), Hardik Pandya, R. Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal , Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Deepak Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav.

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