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.