Cricket: Shami, Hooda ruled out of South Africa series

Story by  ATV | Posted by  Nakul Shivani | Date 28-09-2022
Deepak Hooda and Shami
Deepak Hooda and Shami



The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Wednesday brought in pace bowler Umesh Yadav, batter Shreyas Iyer and all-rounder Shahbaz Ahmed as replacements for Mohammad Shami and Deepak Hooda, who will miss the three-match T20I series against South Africa beginning in Thiruvananthapuram on Wednesday.

The BCCI in a statement revealed that both Hooda and Shami will miss the three matches against the visitors led by Temba Bavuma.

Hooda has been ruled out with a back injury, while Shami is yet to recover from COVID-19.

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Hardik Pandya and Bhuvneshwar Kumar have also reported to the National Cricket Acamdey (NCA) for rehabilitation.