Mohammed Shami also fails fitness test, replaced by Navdeep Saini for Afghanistan Test Squad.
Haryana-born pacer Navdeep Saini will replace Mohammed Shami in the Indian test match squad against Afghanistan. The 25-year-old Navdeep Saini will join the squad in Bengaluru, after Shami failed to pass the fitness test ahead of the one-off game, set to begin on June 14.
The Delhi pacer was part of the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL this year, although he did not get to play a single game.
Mohammed Shami bowled on the first day of the practice session, along with the rest of the pacers, but was ruled out after he couldn’t clear the fitness test three days before the game.
The team management also requested the inclusion of Mohammed Siraj and Rajneesh Gurbani, part of the India A team, to join the Team India practice sessions. Ankit Singh Rajpoot was also requested for, but could not join them as he is unwell.
Naveep Saini was the highest wicket-taker for Delhi in the Ranji Trophy with 34 wickets.