Shami suffers injury

MUMBAI: India’s Mohammed Shami will have to wait a little longer for his return to international cricket after the fast bowler was sidelined for up to six weeks with a hamstring injury. The 25-year-old played through pain the last time India toured Australia and finished as his team’s second-highest wicket taker at the 2015 World Cup, claiming 17 victims. He underwent surgery after returning from Australia in March and was out of action until he returned to domestic cricket last month. The Indian cricket board (BCCI) named paceman Bhuvneshwar Kumar as Shami’s replacement for the tour, where India will play five one-day internationals and three T20 matches. As hosts, India will hope to have the right-arm bowler back to full fitness for the World T20 starting on March 8.