Mohammed Shami. (Source: Twitter)

Mohammed Shami is an integral part of the Indian Cricket Team in all formats. There is great news as Cricket finally resumed with 3 match Test series between England and West Indies starting at Southampton from 8th July.

Shami has started finally practice at his hometown Sahaspur with full facility for net practice. In the new rules, the bowlers are not allowed to put saliva on the ball which will affect the efficiency especially in Test match.

“While on one side, you gain physically, become fitter and stronger with a lot of training but not playing the sport means that at the same time the rhythm is not there. Obviously, it’s something where you will find the difference. So, there are pros and cons and it’s about managing your body,” added the man with 180 wickets from 49 matches.

Shami is a lethal bowler in Test matches if the conditions help the fast bowlers. He played an important role along with Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma to take Indian Cricket Team at number 1 of the ICC Testteam rankings. The express fast bowlers have played so far 49 Test matches (94 innings) and taken a total of 180 wickets with career best figures of 6 for 56. In his Test career so far, Shami has done the damage in the 2nd innings with five times five wicket hauls and 9 times four wicket hauls.

After returning to ODI side last year in New Zealand, Shami has shown tremendous consistency. He became the 2nd Indian bowler to take an hattrick in World Cup history against Afghanistan during the 2019 World Cup match played at Ageas Bowl, Southampton.

He has taken 144 wickets from 77 matches ( 76 innings) with best figures of 5 for 69 against England in World Cup 2019 match. So far, Shami has taken once five wicket haul and nine times four wicket haul at an economy of 5.58 runs per over.

“Obviously I will have an advantage as I have been training quite regularly. This is different from an injury-induced break. I have been in good rhythm, and luckily, I do not feel any stiffness while bowling full tilt. Since the finish of New Zealand tour in March, the Indian Cricket Team is yet to feature in an international match. Few of Indian Cricketers started practice and hope that they could be seen in action soon.”

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