IND BAN 1st ODI: Shami injury adds to Rohit Sharma’s DILEMMA, Umran Malik, Kuldeep Sen, Shardul Thakur in three-way race for 3rd seamer slot in Dhaka – Check out

IND BAN 1st ODI: Mohammad Shami’s injury in a whole new dilemma for captain Rohit Sharma. The veteran pacer suffered an injury…

IND BAN 1st ODI: Shami injury adds to Rohit Sharma's DILEMMA, Umran Malik, Kuldeep Sen, Shardul Thakur in three-way race for 3rd seamer slot in Dhaka - Check out
IND BAN 1st ODI: Shami injury adds to Rohit Sharma's DILEMMA, Umran Malik, Kuldeep Sen, Shardul Thakur in three-way race for 3rd seamer slot in Dhaka - Check out

IND BAN 1st ODI: Mohammad Shami’s injury in a whole new dilemma for captain Rohit Sharma. The veteran pacer suffered an injury to his hand, ruling him out of the Bangladesh tour. Meanwhile, Umran Malik is named as a replacement and will arrive in Dhaka shortly. The Kashmir quick however faces a three-pronged battle for a place in the line-up, with Shardul Thakur and Kuldeep Sen also in the mix. WATCH IND vs BAN LIVE Streaming on Sony LIVE & Follow India vs Bangladesh LIVE updates on Insidesport.IN

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IND BAN 1st ODI: Shami injury adds to Rohit Sharma’s DILEMMA, Umran Malik, Kuldeep Sen, Shardul Thakur in three-way race for 3rd seamer slot in Dhaka – Check out

Team India were hit with a major roadblock on Saturday after ace fast bowler Mohammad Shami was ruled out of the ODI series. Shami suffered an injury to his hand, ruling him out of the ODI series. Meanwhile, the veteran pacer is also a doubt for the Test series later this month.

The news rocked the India camp just a day before India’s series opener in Dhaka on Sunday. Umran Malik has since been rushed on, with the Kashmir quick to fly to Bangladesh at the earliest opportunity. Whether the 23-year-old reaches Dhaka in time to make the playing XI remains to be seen.

IND BAN 1st ODI: Shami injury adds to Rohit Sharma's DILEMMA, Umran Malik, Kuldeep Sen, Shardul Thakur in three-way race for 3rd seamer slot in Dhaka - Check out

Umran did impress against NewZealand on debut and will be eager to showcase his strengths in sub-continent conditions. The Sunrisers Hyderabad star nonetheless faces stiff competition from Shardul Thakur and Kuldeep Sen for a spot in the side.

Shardul Thakur has featured regularly in ODIs for India but finds himself at crossroads. His economy of over 6 is far from satisfactory. Shardul did feature in the 1st ODI in NewZealand, but was swiftly replaced by Deepak Chahar. Chahar is sure to start on Sunday, despite the difficulty in retrieving his kit bag from the airlines.

IND BAN 1st ODI: Umran Malik vs Shardul Thakur

  • Rohit Sharma faces a selection conundrum after Shami got injured.
  • Umran Malik has flown into Bangladesh and could feature.
  • However, the 23-year-old is yet to arrive and his participation is in doubt.
  • Shardul Thakur is also an option, despite being dropped for Deepak Chahar in NewZealand
  • Kuldeep Sen could also in line to make his debut.

IND BAN 1st ODI: Shami injury adds to Rohit Sharma's DILEMMA, Umran Malik, Kuldeep Sen, Shardul Thakur in three-way race for 3rd seamer slot in Dhaka - Check out

There is also a case for Kuldeep Sen to make the lineup. The Madhya Pradesh pacer impressed in the domestic circuit and in the few IPL appearances with Rajasthan Royals. Known for his pace, Sen hits the deck hard like Thakur and could be of use in Bangladesh. Kuldeep is yet to make his debut, and this series could be the perfect chance to hand him an opportunity.

India ODI Squad: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar, Shreyas Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Washington Sundar, Axar Patel, Shahbaz Ahmed, KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant, Ishan Kishan, Shardul Thakur, Umran Malik, Mohammed Siraj, Deepak Chahar, Kuldeep Sen

IND BAN 1st ODI: Shami injury adds to Rohit Sharma’s DILEMMA, Umran Malik, Kuldeep Sen, Shardul Thakur in three-way race for 3rd seamer slot in Dhaka – Check out

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