Ranji Trophy 2017: Mohammed Shami set to return for Bengal after being rested for Australia T20Is

India speedster Mohammed Shami is all set to play for Bengal in their opening round Ranji Trophy encounter against Services, starting 6 October.

PTI, October 04, 2017

New Delhi: India speedster Mohammed Shami is all set to play for Bengal in their opening round Ranji Trophy encounter against Services, starting 6 October.

Shami, who was part of the Indian ODI squad in the one-dayers against Australia, has not been picked for the three-match T20 series against the same opposition that is set to start this Saturday. It opened the window for him to represent his state team.

Mohammed Shami had played just one game in the India-Australia ODI series, and is thus being considered match-ready for the Ranji Trophy. AP

File image of Mohammed Shami. AP

With wicketkeeper-batsman Shreevats Goswami picked for India A one-dayers against New Zealand, Shami will be his direct replacement. With Wriddhiman Saha in the team, Bengal does not require a backup keeper as of now.

"Since Shami has not played much cricket during the past three weeks save the lone ODI, he is fit and fresh. He is a certainty for the New Zealand ODIs but a couple of Ranji games will certainly give some much required game time," a BCCI official privy to selection matters told PTI on Tuesday.

Shami is expected to join Bengal's practice sessions on Wednesday.

Updated Date: Oct 04, 2017

T20 LEAGUE POINTS TABLE

Pos. Team P W L D Pts.
1
Hyderabad
14 9 5 0 18
2
Chennai
14 9 5 0 18
3
Kolkata
14 8 6 0 16
4
Rajasthan
14 7 7 0 14
5
Mumbai
14 6 8 0 12
6
Bangalore
14 6 8 0 12
7
Punjab
14 6 8 0 12
8
Delhi
14 5 9 0 10




Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3499 125
2 South Africa 3589 112
3 Australia 3499 106
4 New Zealand 2354 102
5 England 3511 98
6 Sri Lanka 2914 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5257 125
2 India 5492 122
3 South Africa 3842 113
4 New Zealand 4602 112
5 Australia 3327 104
6 Pakistan 3279 102
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 2990 130
2 Australia 1894 126
3 India 3932 123
4 New Zealand 2542 116
5 England 1951 115
6 South Africa 2058 114