Kohli with Shami. (Source: Twitter)

Mohammed Shami has not recovered from his Covid infection, while Hooda is suffering from a back injury. Both the player have been ruled out of the series. “There is no medical update about the time that will take for him to be fully fit but currently it does not look good,” a source close to Cricbuzz said.

“Deepak Hooda wasn’t available for selection for this game owing to a back injury,” the BCCI statement on Sunday read.