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Mohammad Shami takes Irfan Pathan’s place in tri-series squad

Pathan ruled out of tri-series in West Indies due to hamstring injury

Mohammad Shami takes Irfan Pathan’s place in tri-series squad - Cricket News
Irfan Pathan will not take part in the West Indies tri-series due to a hamstring injury.
The Indian selectors were forced to make one change in the squad for the tri-series in West Indies after Irfan Pathan was ruled out due to a hamstring injury. He was replaced by Mohammad Shami, the pace bowler.

Irfan, who made a comeback to the Indian team for the ICC Champions Trophy 2013 after a decent outing in the Indian Premier League, was one of four players who didn't feature in the team's victorious campaign that culminated with a five-run win over England in the final in Birmingham on June 23 (Sunday).

Irfan, who has battled a string of injuries in the past, played in Baroda's first match of the 2012-13 Ranji Trophy season in November before picking up a knee injury that forced him out of India's two One-Day International assignments against Pakistan and England earlier this year, prior to the Champions Trophy.

Shami, who has four wickets in five ODIs, was originally included in the 21-man shortlist before the list was pruned. He was last seen in action for Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League 2013.

The tri-series involving the hosts West Indies and Sri Lanka starts on June 28.

Squad: MS Dhoni (capt, wk), Shikhar Dhawan, M Vijay, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Mohammad Shami, Amit Mishra, R Vinay Kumar.

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