Shamar Joseph Ruled Out of ILT20 Due to Toe Injury

Shamar Joseph

Shamar Joseph's stunning Test performance ignites global T20 interest, landing him a spot in Pakistan's PSL.

Vishal Singh Jan. 30, 2024

Shamar Joseph, a West Indies pace wonder, will not compete in the ILT20 in 2024. He signed a contract with the Dubai Capitals, however he won't be playing for them anymore. Shamar's toe injury is expected to be the cause of his season-long absence.

Toota hai Gabba ka Ghamand 2.0 -

In the Gabba Test, Shamar bowled the West Indies to a series-leveling victory. On the last day, with eight wickets remaining and Australia needing 156 runs to win, he took 7/68. Australia's target was 217, and they just missed it by just 8 runs.

Despite suffering a toe injury, Shamar's outstanding bowling performance was the driving force behind his team's first Test victory in Australia in 27 years. On the fourth day of the match, Mitchell Starc struck the pacer on his right toe. He overcame his discomfort, meanwhile, to produce one of the most remarkable bowling performances by a visiting cricket player in recent memory. To win Player of the Series and the Match, he took 13 wickets.

Since his heroic courage and efforts, Joseph has spoken with numerous reporters and attended numerous press conferences. He described in the press conference how he took his medication and became well enough to bowl on the last day of the Test match. But he's not quite fit yet, so he won't be able to see the remainder.

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I Will Be Here To Play Test Cricket For West Indies: Shamar Joseph

After his Gabba exploits, the young bowler stated that he will continue to be dedicated to playing Test cricket for the West Indies and that this will be his first focus.

I will always be here to play Test cricket for the West Indies. I am not afraid to say this live. There will be times when T20 might come around and Test cricket will be there … but I will always be available to play for the West Indies no matter how much money comes towards me.
~he said.

Former West Indies pacer Ian Bishop, who is a valued asset to West Indies cricket, talked about limiting the young player's workload and preventing burnout from playing too much cricket.

Important for the board, Guyana govt & cooperate bodies to find a way to allocate funds to compensate Shamar Joseph & 1 or 2 other fast bowlers to keep them in the Caribbean & control how much cricket they play. Their pace is everything. Don’t allow burnout
~Bishop posted on Twitter

The West Indies will now play a T20I series of three matches after a three-match ODI series. Joseph will receive therapy for his toe. He might reappear in the running for the T20 World Cup in June of this year. In July, the West Indies will go to England for their next Test series, which will consist of three matches.

Shamar Joseph signed a PSL deal after being selected by Peshawar Zalmi to play for the team in addition to an ILT20 contract. He was chosen to take the position of England pacer Gus Atkinson. The PSL 9 season begins on February 17 and concludes on March 18 with the championship match. Nevertheless, Joseph might play in the league as well given his toe issue.