The star Indian fast bowler Mohammed Shami has expressed his determination to overcome his ankle injury and make himself eligible for consideration in the upcoming Test series against England. The five-match series is scheduled to commence in Hyderabad on January 25.
The 33-year-old has been sidelined since the 2023 ODI World Cup final due to an ankle injury. Shami was absent for the entire South African tour, which included the two-Test series that ended in a draw.
Recent reports indicate that the right-arm pacer is expected to be unavailable for the initial two Tests of the England series.
While having a conversation with India Today, Shami responded on his chances of being available for the upcoming Test series against England.
He said, “I am trying best to be available for the selection for England Test series but test match is longer format so you don’t want to be in doubt.”
Shami also spoke on his plans for the upcoming T20 World Cup 2024. He asserted, “Whenever it comes to T20s , many times I don’t understand that whether I am in scene or not,” he said. “But what I feel is that you have IPL before the T20 World Cup and that is the best opportunity to bring in momentum, and if management will ask me to play, I’ll be available.”