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Reports: Mohammed Shami to consult expert in London for ankle injury, Rishabh Pant likely to follow suit

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Star India fast bowler Mohammed Shami will reportedly travel to England to consult an expert for his ankle injury which has kept him out of action ever since ODI World Cup 2023. Notably, the speedster braved his injury throughout the World Cup where he finished as the leading wicket-taker of the tournament with 24 wickets from just seven matches.

According to reports, Shami’s recovery is on track and the medical team of the National Cricket Academy (NCA) are also satisfied with his progress. The 33-year-old started his training session after being ruled out of the two-match Test series against South Africa and was planning to make his return during the upcoming five-match Test series against England.

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However, Shami failed to recover in time and hence wasn’t selected in the squad for the first two Tests against England. According to a report in Cricbuzz, Shami will be leaving for London soon and will be accompanied by the head of the Sports Science department at the NCA, Nitin Patel with whom he worked on his injury.

The report further states that the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) can also send wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant to London as well. Notably, the 26-year-old has been going through rehabilitation at the NCA ever since his horrific car crash on December 30 2022 and has made remarkable progress in his recovery.

Prithvi Shaw will take one more month to return to competitive cricket

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Pant will be seen making his comeback during the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024. Apart from Pant, Mumbai batter Prithvi Shaw, who’s been nursing a knee injury, will also take one more month to return to competitive cricket. Shaw is also currently at the NCA going through rehabilitation as the MCA (Mumbai Cricket Association) hopes for his comeback for the knockout stages of the Ranji Trophy.

The 24-year-old injured himself while playing in the Royal London One Day Cup for Northamptonshire against Durham in August 2023.

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