Why Mohammed Shami is not playing in IPL 2024

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Mohammed Shami

Mohammed Shami is India’s one of most successful all-format bowlers. He was the highest wicket-taker in the 2023 World Cup. Shami plays for Gujarat Titans in IPL but BCCI on Tuesday announced that he will not play in the upcoming season of the IPL. In this article, we will tell you why Mohammad Shami is not playing in IPL 2024.

Shami last played for India in November 2023 against Australia in the 2023 World Cup final. Shami was the highest wicket-taker of the tournament and was sensational throughout the tournament. He then missed the T20I series against Australia, the whole South Africa tour, the T20 series against Afghanistan, and recently concluded a five-match test series against England. The 33-year-old was suffering from an injury in the 2023 World Cup where he later disclosed that he played the whole tournament with the help of relief injections.

On Tuesday BCCI threw light on Shami’s status where they cleared that the Indian pacer went for surgery of his Achilles Tendon in February 2024. BCCI also mentioned that their medical team has been observing Shami for the past few weeks but it will take time for his recovery and he cannot take part in IPL 2024. BCCI head Jay Shah also doubted his availability in the 2024 T20 World Cup. He said that Shami will be available before the Border Gavaskar Trophy in 2024.

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Mohammed Shami’s absence is a big loss for the Gujarat Titans and Indian team. Shami was a very important player for Gujarat as he was the one who was their leader of the pack. They will badly miss a new ball bowler after Shami git ruled out from the tournament.

Anay Pareek joined Sports Big News in 2019. He is an avid cricket fan who finds deep joy in the intricacies of the game. Through his keen observation and deep appreciation for cricket, he aims to incorporate the same level of accuracy in his writings. He predominantly covers the IPL, World Cup and cricket leagues.