Mumbai: The All-India Senior Selection Committee has named Navdeep Saini as Mohammed Shami’s replacement in the Indian Test team for the upcoming Paytm Test against Afghanistan starting June 14 in Bengaluru.
The announcement came after Mohd. Shami failed to clear the fitness test at NCA, Bengaluru, read a statement issued by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
The Indian team management has requested that India A fast bowlers Mohammed Siraj and Rajneesh Gurbani attend the training sessions of the Indian team and bowl at the Indian batsmen in the nets.
A request was also made for Ankit Rajpoot, but the Uttar Pradesh fast bowler is unwell.
Meanwhile, the All-India Senior Committee has named Ishan Kishan in India A team for the away one-day series against England Lions and West Indies A.
Sanju Samson, who was originally named in the squad, failed his fitness test and was replaced by former India Under 19 captain, who cleared his fitness test.