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Mohammed Shami Out Of UAE Match With Knee Strain

India's Mohammed Shami prepares to bowl against Australia during their One Day International cricket match in Melbourne, Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)

MELBOURNE - Paceman Mohammed Shami has been ruled out of Saturday's World Cup match against United Arab Emirates in Perth with a knee injury, organisers said on Friday.

"Mohammed Shami got (a) mild left knee problem and had ultrasound guided injection yesterday," a statement on the ICC's World Cup website said.

"For his long-term management perspective he won't be available for Saturday's match against UAE."

The 24-year-old had taken a total of six wickets from India's opening wins over Pakistan and South Africa.