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“Mohammed Shami Sets Sights on Comeback: Aims to Rejoin Action During England Test Series!”

Fast bowler Mohammed Shami is eyeing a comeback from his ankle injury during the upcoming five-match home Test series against England. Shami, who missed the South Africa Tests due to the injury, expressed confidence in his rehabilitation progress and stated that he believes he can make a return to international cricket during the ICC World Test Championship series against England.

In an interview with Times of India, Shami mentioned that his rehabilitation is on the right track, acknowledging slight stiffness in his ankle but assuring that it’s manageable. He shared that the medical experts at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) were satisfied with his recovery. Shami has already commenced training sessions and is optimistic about his comeback during the England series.

The fast bowler, who last played in the World Test Championship final against Australia, was rested from the Caribbean tour and subsequently missed the South Africa Tests after initially being named in the squad. Shami was not cleared by the BCCI’s medical team for the South Africa tour, leading to his withdrawal from the squad.

During Shami’s absence, the Indian team managed to draw level in South Africa, earning crucial World Test Championship points and briefly topping the standings. However, Australia’s victory over Pakistan propelled them to the top spot, surpassing India in just two days.

Shami praised the team’s bowling effort in his absence and expressed his hope to return to action during the upcoming five-match Test series against England, scheduled to commence on January 25 in Hyderabad. The series will continue in Vizag, Rajkot, Ranchi, and Dharamsala, concluding in early March.

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