Shami ruled out

NEW DELHI: Injury-prone Indian pacer Mohammed Shami was on Friday ruled out of the Asia Cup T20 after failing to recover from a hamstring strain that kept him out of the Australia series. Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been named as his replacement in the 15-member Indian squad for the event starting February 24 in Bangladesh, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said. Shami, 25, whose last outing for India was in the 50-over World Cup, has been given time by the medical team to recover from his injury before the World T20 in March. “The BCCI medical team confirms that Mohammed Shami has been ruled out of Asia Cup, 2016,” Anurag Thakur, Honorary Secretary of the BCCI said. Shami sustained the injury at a training session in Australia.