IPL 2019: I Want to Carry My Form Into World Cup – Mohammed Shami
India’s experienced fast bowler Mohammed Shami has hit the purple patch in the white ball format. Shami who was performing consistently in the red ball version of the game was able to repeat the same form in the 50-overs format. Meanwhile, Mohammed Shami was finally drafted into India’s squad in the series against Australia and New Zealand.
If we rewind back the clock by six months, Shami, was nowhere close to being in India’s World Squad. However, his consistent renditions in New Zealand helped him seal his World Cup spot. The gun fast bowler had scalped nine wickets in the four matches against the Kiwis. Subsequently, he was awarded the Man of the series for his brilliant show.
Shami has bowled with fire.
In fact, Shami has the pick of the bowlers in the multi-day format and it was a matter of time before he was going to grab his chance in the white ball version. Furthermore, Shami was the pick of the bowlers in the previous World Cup as he had scalped 17 wickets.
“I am thankful to Almighty Allah that I have got another chance to play in the World Cup for my country. I am in the best shape of my life, I am in a good rhythm and I just want to carry this to the World Cup,” Shami, who turns out for IPL team Kings XI Punjab, said as quoted by PTI.
Meanwhile, Shami is bowling at the top of his game. The Bengal pacer said that he is feeling as refreshed as he was at the start of his International career in 2013.
“I am feeling same rhythm I was feeling at the start (international debut in 2013),” he said after being named in the World Cup squad for the second time.
Shami is thankful to all the support staff who has backed him to the hilt. The talisman fast bowler believes it is time for him to repay the trust which is been put on him by the team’s think tank.
Shami will like to bring his best to the table.
“From players to coaching staff to management, everyone has backed me, now it is my turn to repay,” the 28-year-beenold, who has 113 wickets from 63 ODIs, said.
Meanwhile, the last four years haven’t been easy for Mohammed Shami as he was out of action due to his injury. He was bowling at the peak of his career in 2015 but got injured after the World Cup. However, Shami has roared back to full fitness which has helped him borne fruits.
“It has been a long journey. I played the 2015 World Cup, then got injured and it took me two years to recover. After the rehab, I made it to the 2016 World T20 squad. Then after a while, I got full confidence and felt like I was back on track.
“You saw in 2018, I played regular Test cricket. The confidence level is very high, I am bowling with the same speed that I used to earlier. Hope I can continue this,” he said.
Mohammed Shami has bowled with fire and he would like to carry forward the impetus. Shami is going to play a key role in India’s World Cup success and he will like to come up with his best.
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