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Mohammed Shami Opens Up On The Prospect Of Leading India In Test Cricket

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Mohammed Shami (Credit: BCCI)

Mohammed Shami is one of the integral members of the Indian Test team. He has grown in stature under former captain Virat Kohli and is currently one of the best red-ball bowlers in the business.

With Virat Kohli relinquishing his Test leadership duties, the spot remains vacant. The BCCI is currently looking for a suitable candidate to hand over the reins for the next couple of years. While Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul are well ahead in the race, the governing body has not ruled out picking a fast bowler as the captain.

While Jasprit Bumrah‘s name is going around, Mohammed Shami has also shown interest to take over the job if given an opportunity. Speaking to India.com, the fast bowler from Bengal said:

“I am not thinking too much about captaincy at the moment. I am ready for whatever responsibility is given to me. To be honest, who doesn’t want to captain the India team but it is not the only thing and I am looking to contribute in whichever manner possible for the team.”


Mohammed Shami rested from limited-overs series against West Indies

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The All-India Senior Selection Committee has picked an 18-member squad for the upcoming Paytm ODI and T20I series against the West Indies. Senior pacers Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami have been rested from the entire series and a couple of youngsters have been picked.

“Senior pacers Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami have been rested from the series,” BCCI said in a statement.

The ODIs will be played in Ahmedabad on February 6, 9 and 11 and the T20Is will be in Kolkata, on February 16, 18 and 20.

ODI squad: Rohit Sharma (C), KL Rahul (VC), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Washington Sundar, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Siraj, Prasidh Krishna, Avesh Khan

T20I squad: Rohit Sharma (C), KL Rahul (VC), Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Surya Kumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Venkatesh Iyer, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Ravi Bishnoi, Axar Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Washington Sundar, Mohammed Siraj, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel


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