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After all the promise and buzz, the last few months haven't gone according to plans for the right-arm fast bowler. Shami finds himself out of the Indian team despite earlier having been selected for the one-off Test against Afghanistan, starting June 14. Shami failed the Yo-Yo fitness test, prompting the selectors to summon rookie Delhi speedster Navdeep Saini in his place. The 27-year-old Shami, who has 110 wickets from 30 Tests, is now in a spot of bother with everything that has been happening around him. Indian women's cricket team has come a long way since the blemishes of the yesteryears. In terms of performances the side has woven a consistency, and although they aren't consistent, there is a sense of promise. The women’s team hardly compares to men’s team in terms of popularity and sponsorship. And that in turn has also seen fans lending more support to the men's cricket as close to empty stadiums greet the other sex. Enjoy the action-packed edition of Cricket Today.
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