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ICC World Cup: Injured Mohammed Shami out of UAE game

Cricketnext Staff |February 27, 2015, 10:49 AM IST
ICC World Cup: Injured Mohammed Shami out of UAE game

Star of India's back-to-back wins against Pakistan and South Africa, Mohammed Shami has been ruled of India's third match of the ICC World Cup 2015 due to a knee injury.

"Mohammed Shami has got mild left knee problem and had ultrasound guided-injection yesterday [Thursday] for his long-term management perspective. He won't be available for tomorrow's match against the UAE," BCCI informed the media via mail on Friday.

Shami played a key role in reviving India's pace-bowling battery with inspiring performances against Pakistan and South Africa, where he finished with figures of 4 for 35 and 2 for 30 respectively.

Shami's omission may pave way for either Stuart Binny or Bhuvneshwar Kumar to return to India's XI; however, there's still a question mark over the fitness of Kumar who is recovering from a an ankle injury.

India are currently top of Pool B with 4 points and will look to consolidate their position with a big win against the minnows from the Emirates, who have otherwise been impressive on their return to the World Cup after 19 years.

Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
IND
9 7 1 1 15 +0.80
2
AUS
9 7 2 0 14 +0.86
3
ENG
9 6 3 0 12 +1.15
4
NZ
9 5 3 1 11 +0.17
5
PAK
9 5 3 1 11 -0.43
6
SL
9 3 4 2 8 -0.91
7
SA
9 3 5 1 7 -0.03
8
BAN
9 3 5 1 7 -0.41
9
WI
9 2 6 1 5 -0.22
10
AFG
9 0 9 0 0 -1.32

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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