Indian pace-man Mohammed Shami ruled out of Test match against Afghanistan due to his hamstring injury. Shami has also been ruled out of India A tour to England later this month.
Selectors have drafted in uncapped Delhi pacer Navdeep Saini, who had a prolific Ranji season.
Shami faced injury problems in IPL, he only played 4 games for Delhi Daredevils spending most of the time on the bench. The All-India Senior Selection Committee has named Navdeep Saini as Mohammed Shami’s replacement in the Indian Test team for the upcoming Test against Afghanistan.
Squad: : Ajinkya Rahane (capt), M Vijay, KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Cheteshwar Pujara, Karun Nair, Dinesh Kartik(wk), R Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Hardik Pandya, Shardul Thakur, Ravindra Jadeja, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma