If Mohammad Shami gets fit and is available to be picked in the playing XI, it would create a bit of a dilemma for the skipper MS Dhoni.
The current first choice fast bowlers i.e. Nehra and Bumrah, they are going superbly and are executing each and every plan of the team management.
They have done so at least in the two series that they have played together as a pair so far.
If they keep the same sort of form in the Asia Cup and then, Shami proves his fitness as well and is back in the mix, MS Dhoni would be scratching his head whom to leave out of the three when the World Twenty 20 Championship comes along.
As far as Shami is concerned, he is someone whom Dhoni has always put his faith in and to his credit, the West Bengal quick has never really disappointed the captain especially in white ball Cricket.
In the One Day International World Cup, Shami was instrumental in helping India march to the semis.
So, in normal circumstances, one would believe that once he is available, he walks straight into the XI, but, at the moment, it would be very, very unfair to drop either of Nehra or Bumrah.
And, of course in the World Championship games, you can’t go with more than two fast bowlers as they would be played in Indian conditions.
It would probably depend on how much match practice Shami is able to have under his belt going into the World Championship.
If he manages to feature in the warm up games and bowls his full quota and looks without any discomfort in the field as well, Dhoni would probably select him straightaway and in that scenario, someone has to sit out to create the room for him.
But, if he doesn’t get enough practice, it would be senseless to split the Nehra-Bumrah pair.