Shami had muscular cramps not hamstring injury

Mohammed Shami was suffering with muscular cramps rather than a hamstring issue on day one of India's first Test against England, says batting coach Sanjay Bangar.

The seamer received treatment towards the end of the second session in Rajkot and continued to require medical assistance in sporadic spells after tea.

Initially it was thought that Shami had sustained a hamstring injury, but Bangar allayed those fears.

"As the physio has told us, it was actually muscular cramps," Bangar said. "And he took an ice bath in that break [when Shami went off before tea]. 

"He was fine to bowl after that. He is being monitored closely and, apart from the cramps, I don't think there is much to it. 

"Hopefully he will be fresher [on day two]. He will be fitter and raring to go in the first session."

India started well enough by restricting England to 102-3, but Joe Root's 124 - his first Test century in Asia - and a 179-run stand with Moeen Ali (99 not out) helped England to a strong position of 311-4 at stumps.

But Bangar is confident India can wrest the initiative.

"The game changes very quickly," he added. "A couple of wickets - obviously they are four down at the moment - and we could make inroads quickly and wrap them up hopefully within a session and a half. 

"So you never know in cricket. It's just day one and we would have still been in a good position had we taken probably six wickets and conceded 30 or 40 fewer runs."

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