Mumbai: Injured Indian medium-fast bowler Mohammed Shami and wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha today has been ruled out of fifth and final Test to be held in Chennai from December 16 to 20 against England.
Both these players have also been ruled out of the ongoing Mumbai Test due to injuries by the cricket governing body.
Shami who is having injury on his right leg from the beginning of the series against England but the pacer managed to play the first three Tests despite clutching his hamstring while bowling in the opening game in Rajkot.
Board secretary Ajay Shirke said in a statement, “BCCI medical team confirms that Indian pacer Mohammed Shami and wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha are ruled out of the fifth Test of the Paytm Test Series-2016 starting on December 16, 2016, against England in Chennai.”
The BCCI release added, “Shami has soreness in his right knee and has been advised rest and rehabilitation. He will be going to the National Cricket Academy, Bengaluru to start his recovery programme.
“Saha who suffered a hamstring tendon injury in the second Test of the ongoing series against England at Vizag (Visakhapatnam), is undergoing rehabilitation programme at the NCA.”
In the absence of Saha, Parthiv Patel has taken his charge to wear gloves from the third Test played at Mohali.