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Indian cricketers Mohammed Shami and Wriddhiman Saha during a preparatory camp ahead of West Indies tour at National Cricket Academy at Chinnaswamy Stadium, in Bengaluru on July 1, 2016.IANS

India cricket team bowler Mohammed Shami has been given a whopping compensation of over Rs. 2.2 crore by the BCCI since the 26-year-old right arm fast medium bowler couldn't play a part in IPL 2015 owing to a knee injury. Despite that, Shami played in the Cricket World Cup last year, which was won by Australia.

In a list made public by the BCCI regarding payments made above Rs. 25 lakh in June 2016 by the cricket body, Shami has been allotted a payment of Rs. 2,23,12,500 for the reason being "Loss of Pay for IPL Season 2015 due to Injury."

Shami picked up a total of 17 wickets in just seven games in the World Cup, with an economy rate of 4.81, despite his injury. India, led by MS Dhoni, reached the semifinals of the competition, where they were beaten by the Aussies.

The Delhi Daredevils bowler is currently touring with the national team in West Indies for their upcoming four-match Test series, scheduled to start on July 21. The team is led by Virat Kohli.

Shami didn't feature a lot in the matches of the India cricket team this year as he suffered a hamstring injury during India's tour of Australia in January this year and thus had to give the series a miss. He also couldn't play a part in the Asia Cup T20 2016 tournament in Bangladesh. 

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