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Updated December 29th, 2023 at 12:47 IST

BCCI announces Mohammed Shami's replacement in final IND vs SA test, can he break South Africa?

The BCCI has revealed the player who will replace Mohammed Shami in the final India vs South Africa test

Pavitra Shome
Mohammed Shami
Mohammed Shami reacts after bowling on the first day of the ICC World Test Championship Final between India and Australia at The Oval | Image: AP
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Team India is coming off a colossal defeat to South Africa at Centurion. The Men in Blue's woes were visible in the first test match, as they could not sustain the bowling spell of the Proteas. Top-order batters like Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill failed to shine as well, as their losing streak continues in the visiting country. To cope with the bowling aspects, the BCCI has made an addition to replace Mohammed Shami in the Final Test match at Cape Town 

3 Things you need to know

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  • Mohammed Shami is not in the IND vs SA test squad
  • Shami is currently nursing an injury
  • Team India lost the first test match against South Africa at Centurion  

Also Read: 'While I initially felt..': Sachin Tendulkar identifies key factor in India's defeat to South Africa

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BCCI announces Mohammed Shami's replacement for IND vs SA Cape Town test 

 The Board of Control for Cricket In India has announced right-arm fast bowler Avesh Khan as a replacement for seam bowler Mohammed Shami. He will be in the squad for the last test match between India and South Africa, which will take place at the Newlands Cricket Ground in Cape Town. 

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India’s squad for 2nd Test: Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Mohd. Siraj, Mukesh Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah (vc), Prasidh Krishna, KS Bharat (wk), Abhimanyu Easwaran, Avesh Khan.

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Also Read: Temba Bavuma ruled out of 2nd IND-SA test, Dean Elger to lead as captain in his farewell test match

Following the loss of the first match, Team India will have the opportunity to tie the series against the South African Cricket Team. Will the Indian Cricket Team fight back after such a humiliating defeat? It is open to scrutiny.

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Published December 29th, 2023 at 12:32 IST

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