India’s gun fast bowler Mohammed Shami has had a merry time in the recent past. Shami was the pick of the Indian bowlers in the first Test match at Indore which India won by an innings and 135 runs. The ace paceman had scalped three wickets in the first innings.
Furthermore, he had backed it with a four-wicket haul in the second essay. Shami has one of the best seam positions in the world and he was right on the money in the first Test. The right-arm pacer hardly gives an inch to the batter and he is bowling at the top of his game.
Shami is one of the best in the business.
Shami revealed that he always keeps an eye on how the pitch is playing. The Bengal pacer added that he tries to alter his lengths to unsettle the batsman.
“What one thing bowlers should do is keep an eye on the wicket and how is it behaving, so what I do is as the pitch gets slower I keep pushing myself and when I notice that the batsman is uncomfortable I go over the top… so the length has to keep changing,” Shami said on Nerolac Cricket Live on Star Sports.
The Indian pacers have done wonders in the recent past and Mohammed Shami has played a key role in the same. Shami also climbed to number seven in the latest update of ICC Test rankings after impressive Indore show.
On the other hand, Gautam Gambhir believes India has a got complete bowling attack which has good pacers as well as spinners. The bench strength is potent and likes of Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar are recuperating from their respective injuries.
“If you see other oppositions, some teams have got quality fast bowling attacks, some have quality spinners but if you look at this Indian side, they’ve got two quality spinners, three quality seamers plus Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar who are not in the playing 11.
“So they’ve got proper 5 seamers plus Kuldeep Yadav which makes it 8 quality bowlers all capable of running through batting line-ups and that is why the Indian side has been able to take so many all-outs in the last 2 years,” Gautam Gambhir said.
India will take on Bangladesh in the historic pink-ball Test from November 22.