Why Mohammed Shami is not selected in India’s squad for T20 World Cup 2024?

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Why Mohammed Shami is not selected in India's squad for T20 World Cup 2022?
Why Mohammed Shami is not selected in India's squad for T20 World Cup 2022?

The Indian Cricket Team squad for upcoming T20 World Cup 2024 has been announced by the selectors. The 15-member squad is looking quite strong both from inside and outside as it has been filled with plenty of talented players. As expected, several notable names were missing from the Indian squad. One of the most shocking omission from the Indian squad is of veteran fast bowler Mohammed Shami. Fans expected to see his name in the squad because he has been a regular name in the bowling lineup of Indian Cricket Team. Let’s see Why Mohammed Shami is not selected in India’s squad for T20 World Cup 2024?

India squad for ICC T20 World Cup

India’s squad for T20 World Cup 2024
India’s squad for T20 World Cup 2024

Rohit Sharma (c), Hardik Pandya (vc), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Sanju Samson (wk), Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd. Siraj

Reserves: Shubman Gill, Rinku Singh, Khaleel Ahmed and Avesh Khan

Why Mohammed Shami is not selected in India’s squad for T20 World Cup 2024?

India’s premier pacer Mohammed Shami is not picked in the T20 World Cup 2024 squad because he is unavailable for selection after having undergone surgery for Achilles tendon last month. He also did not participate in IPL. Shami has not played any cricket since the conclusion of the ODI World Cup due to an ankle injury. It was expected that he will be fine till T20 World Cup but unfortunately he has not recovered yet and will miss the upcoming World Cup.

The last appearance of Mohammed Shami for India in the shortest format came at the T20 World Cup 2021. After the conclusion of that tournament, India didn’t even consider Shami for T20Is. The selectors gave chances to Harshal Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Deepak Chahar, Mohammed Siraj, Umran Malik and Shardul Thakur as pace options in T20Is. So it was quite clear that Shami is not included in their plans for the shortest format.

Mohammed Shami Asia Cup 2022
Mohammed Shami T20 World Cup

There is no doubt that Mohammed Shami has been a veteran of the game for India and has immense experience but it is also true that his T20I career hasn’t been as impressive as his Tests and ODIs numbers. He has played a total of 17 T20Is for Indian team in which he picked 18 wickets at an average of 31.55 and economy rate of 9.54.

Mohammed Shami Gujarat Titans
Mohammed Shami Gujarat Titans