Mohammad Shami prefers playing matches over practice sessions


Mohammad Shami has had a fruitful return to the national side post his injury. He was ruled out of the Bangladesh tour due to a shoulder injury. The fast bowler said that he prefers playing matches over practice sessions. He said that playing in the matches makes him ready for big events.

Shami was superb in the second ODI against New Zealand on Saturday. The fast bowler broke through the New Zealand batting lineup picking up 3-18 in his 6 overs. He looked back in rhythm with pace and late swing bamboozling the batters. 

Shami speaks

“I always prefer playing matches over the practice. It is always better to play maximum number of games to get ready for a big event. Load is being managed and it is being managed properly. I just hope the main players stay in a good zone (ahead of the World Cup),” Shami was quoted as saying by the Indian Express. 

World Cup is still a long time away: Shami

“If people still doubt the Indian team despite the results it has given in the last four to six years, World Cup is still long time away. We need to play a lot of games and need to try out more players before that,” Shami added.

The Bengal fast bowler will play a crucial part in the Border Gavaskar Trophy starting on 9th February. In the absence of Bumrah, Shami will be the leader of the attack as he is very important with the new ball to pick crucial wickets.

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