Fast bowler Mohammed Shami and wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha have been ruled out of contention for India's fifth Test against England, which begins on December 16 in Chennai. Both are missing the ongoing Mumbai Test with injuries.
Shami has had trouble with his right leg right through the series, right since he was seen clutching his hamstring while bowling in the first Test in Rajkot. He played the first three Tests, but was forced out of the Mumbai Test. On Sunday, the BCCI sent out a release saying he has "soreness in his right knee and has been advised rest and rehabilitation. He will be going to the National Cricket Academy (NCA), Bengaluru to start his recovery programme."
Saha suffered a hamstring tendon injury during the second Test in Visakhapatnam, and is undergoing rehabilitation at the NCA. Parthiv Patel has taken over the keeping gloves from Saha since the third Test in Mohali.