Mohammad Shami found his rhythm straightaway after returning from injury. He has been bowling good lines and lengths and has always challenged both the edges of the batsmen. Former Indian pacer Irfan Pathan feels that Shami has been impressive since his return to the side.
Irfan speaking on the show “Follow the Blues” said that India must find the right combination before the World Cup. He admired Shami’s ability to take crucial wickets for the team whenever needed.
“I was really impressed with Shami, because of the way he set it up, the first wicket, the first over. Everything started from there itself because in the start we kept bowling then with a little bit of variation that was there in his wrists, getting the ball in was very effective,” Irfan said.
“The three wickets that were taken by him, out of which he got two in his first spell and then dismissing Bracewell with a bouncer, who could have been a threat to team India. Changing the angle against him according to the situation, he used the pitch well bowling a bouncer and took his wicket,” Irfan continued.
“The biggest problem here is that the pitches are flat and our bowling is not up to the mark and that’s what we have seen in the last two T20 World Cups against Pakistan as well as against England in the semi-finals,” Pathan concluded.
The form of Mohammad Shami is crucial for India’s chances in the Border Gavaskar Trophy starting next month.
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