Indian captain Virat Kohli hinted on Monday on the return of Mohammed Shami to the Indian team in the fourth Test against Australia in Dharamshala.
Speaking to the press conference on Monday after the end of the third Test, he said, “We wanted to see Shami play and bowl at least 10 to 12 overs in a match.” He added, “I will sit with the selectors in order to check any possibility.”
Shami was injured during the England Test and was out of the cricketing scene for some time. Him playing in the Vijay Hazare Trophy final is a good sign for the team.
The last and fourth Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy will be played in the HPCA stadium, Dharamshala, known for its fast-paced pitch. It is speculated that both teams will try and bolster their attack by including an extra pacer in the playing XI and Shami’s inclusion in the Indian squad will only improve Indian hopes.
Dharamshala Test is of utmost importance to both the teams as the series is currently levelled at 1-1 and the last Test will decide who makes lifts the trophy.
All three Indian pacers have been in great form. The trio of Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma and Bhuvneshwar Kumar have been bowling very well. With Shami in the squad, the pace attack will be strengthened multi-folds.