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Mohammad Shami tests negative for Covid-19

Indian pacer Mohammad Shami has tested negative for COVID-19, the pacer announced that on his Instagram account on Wednesday.

Shami had tested positive for Covid-19 ahead of the Australia T20Is and was subsequently ruled out of the series. Umesh Yadav, who was originally meant to undergo rehab for a quad injury in Bengaluru, was called into the squad as a replacement.

Talking about the South Africa series, Mohammad Shami and Deepak Hooda have been ruled out with India announcing the revised squad for the series. Umesh Yadav, who replaced Shami for the Australia series continues to be part of the South Africa tour, with Shreyas Iyer replacing Deepak Hooda and Shahbaz Ahmed coming in place of rested Hardik Pandya.

India squad for South Africa T20Is: Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (vice-captain), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Dinesh Karthik (wicket-keeper), R. Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Arshdeep Singh, Harshal Patel, Deepak Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Shahbaz Ahmed.

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