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Shamar Joseph Was Eliminated from a Major International Tournament

West Indies pace sensation Shamar Joseph has been ruled out of the ILT20 2024. He was signed for Dubai Capitals but will no longer play for them. Shamar’s toe injury is said to be the reason he will miss the season.

Shamar bowled West Indies to a series-leveling win in the Gabba Test. On the final day he took 7/68 with Australia needing 156 runs to win with 8 wickets in hand. The target for Australia appeared to be 217 and they fell agonizingly short by just 8 runs.

Shamar’s brilliant bowling performance despite a toe injury was inspirational for his team’s first Test win in Australia in 27 years. The pacer was hit on the right toe by Mitchell Starc on day four. However, he defied his pain and delivered one of the most memorable bowling displays by a cricketer in recent years. He took 13 wickets in the series and was named player of the match and series.

Joseph has attended many press conferences and spoken to many reporters since his heroic act. In the press report he explained how he took his medication and was able to bowl again on the last day of the Test match. However, he is not yet fully fit and will miss the rest of the ILT20 season for Dubai Capitals.

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I will be here to play Test cricket for West Indies: Shamar Joseph

However, after his Gabba heroics, the young pacer said that he remains committed to playing Test cricket for the West Indies and sees it as his priority.

“I will always be here to play Test cricket for the West Indies. I’m not afraid to say this live. There will be times when T20 will come around and Test cricket will come along… but I will always be available to play for the West Indies no matter how much money comes my way.” he said.

Meanwhile, former Windies pacer Ian Bishop spoke about managing the workload for the young pressure and not letting him burn out with too much cricket, considering he is a valuable asset for West Indies cricket .

“It is important for the board, the Government of Guyana and the cooperation bodies to find a way to provide funds to compensate Shamar Joseph and one or two other fast bowlers so that they can stay in the Caribbean and control how much cricket is played they play.” Their tempo is everything. Don’t allow burnout” Bishop posted on Twitter.

West Indies will now play a three-match ODI series followed by a three-match T20I series. Joseph is not part of the WIndies’ white-ball squad and will undergo treatment on his toe in the meantime. He could return to contention for the T20 World Cup later this year in June. West Indies play their next Test series against England in July in England, where a three-match Test series is scheduled.

Talking about Shamar Joseph, apart from an ILT20 contract, he also received a PSL contract when he was signed by Peshawar Zalmi to play for the franchise. He was named as a replacement for Gus Atkinson, the England pacer. The PSL 9 season begins on February 17 and the final will be played on March 18. However, due to his toe injury, Joseph could also appear for the league.

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