Star Indian pacer ruled out of IPL 2024

Shaik Baji
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The experienced speedster’s most recent appearance for India was in the 2023 ODI World Cup final against Australia in November.

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In a recent development ahead of the forthcoming season of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2024), a notable Indian pacer has been ruled out for the entire edition due to an upcoming surgery, as confirmed by a BCCI source.

The 33-year-old, presently not part of the ongoing Test series against England, was last in action representing India in the 2023 ODI World Cup final against Australia.

Star pacer Mohammed Shami will be absent from the IPL next month due to a left ankle injury, requiring surgery in the UK, as relayed by a BCCI source to news wire PTI on Thursday (February 22).

This setback poses a considerable challenge for his IPL franchise, Gujarat Titans, who are already dealing with the absence of another key player, Hardik Pandya, now with Mumbai Indians. The decision on whether to name a replacement for Shami remains uncertain.

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Shami likely to comeback for the Australia tour towards the end of 2024

Shami underwent special ankle injections in London at the close of January.However, the injections proved ineffective, and surgery is now considered the only viable option. Shami is expected to depart for the UK shortly for the surgical procedure, making his IPL participation unlikely.

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The pace bowling maestro is unlikely to return before India’s home Test matches against Bangladesh and New Zealand in October and November, respectively.

His primary focus may now shift to the prestigious away Test series against Australia scheduled for late November. A BCCI source underscored the importance of Shami and expressed the necessity of his presence during the crucial Australia tour

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