Mohammed Shami to undergo ankle surgery; in big doubt for IPL 2024 – Reports

Gujarat Titans, Mohammed Shami ruled out of IPL 2024

In a blow to the Gujarat Titans (GT), Indian national cricket team’s veteran pacer Mohammed Shami has major doubts for the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2024).

Shami is one of the best pacers in the Indian circuit and has proven to be equally dominant in all formats of the game. He has been extremely impressive in the last few years of the Indian Premier League (IPL) and has been one of the key reasons behind the outstanding performance of the Gujarat Titans (GT) in the cash-rich league.

Gujarat Titans (GT) joined the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2022 and in the debut season itself they managed to win the IPL trophy. Hardik Pandya, who captained the team for the first time in the competition, led the team to victory. In the 2023 season too, the Ahmedabad-based franchise was wonderful.

Under the captaincy of Hardik Pandya, they entered the summit clash of IPL 2023 but failed to defeat the MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the final at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.

In both seasons, Shami made a tremendous impact with the ball as he was the team’s leading wicket-taker in the first season with 20 wickets in his bag and improved his performance in IPL 2023, finishing as the leading wicket-taker of the tournament. . with 28 scalps to his credit.

Gujarat Titans could lose Mohammed Shami for the entire IPL 2024

According to the latest reports from ESPNcricinfo, Mohammed Shami is doubtful for IPL 2024 and is likely to undergo ankle surgery, potentially just before the tournament, which could even rule him out of the entire competition.

Mohammed Shami was last seen in action on November 19, a forgettable day for Indian cricket, in the final of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 against the Australian National Cricket Team.

Mohammed Shami missed the first few matches of the competition before being included in the playing XI following Hardik Pandya’s injury. He didn’t look back after the inclusion of him in the lineup and continued to deliver consecutive stupendous performances. He finished the competition as the leading wicket-taker with 24 wickets.

Mohammed Shami was reported to have been receiving injections to treat his ankle during the World Cup and continued to do so even after the tournament. After the World Cup, Shami was expected to participate in the South Africa trials, but his participation was subject to his physical condition. In the end, NCA medical staff did not clear him and he has been out of action ever since.

The absence of Mohammed Shami will be a blow for the Gujarat Titans (GT) as they will also be without Hardik Pandya as he was traded to the Mumbai Indians (MI). Shubman Gill has been named the new captain of the team and will lead the team in IPL 2024, which will begin on March 22.

Talking about Hardik Pandya, he has been named captain of the Mumbai Indians (MI), replacing 5-time title-winning Rohit Sharma at the helm.