Mohammed Shami’s Secret to Success: With 45 wickets in just 14 innings, Shami took more wickets than Zaheer Khan (44 wickets in 23 innings) and Javagal Srinath (44 wickets in 33 innings), who were the previous record holders for India in the ODI World Cup.
Mohammed Shami’s Secret to Success
It’s hard to think that India didn’t pick Mohammed Shami for their first few ODI World Cup 2023 games, given how good he has been lately. The fast bowler only joined the team after Hardik Pandya got hurt, and he has made the most of the chance by getting rid of hitters at will.
India beat Sri Lanka by 302 runs on Thursday at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium, and he took 5/18 in just five overs. This was India’s seventh straight win in the tournament, and it helped them move on to the semi-finals.
As of now, the right-arm bowler is tied with Mitchell Starc of Australia for the most five-fors in the mega event. It was his second five-wicket haul in the 2023 edition and his third overall.
The number of wickets he took for India in the ODI World Cup was 45, which was more than Zaheer Khan’s 44 wickets in 23 innings and more than Javagal Srinath’s 44 wickets in 33 innings.
Key to rhythm
The Bengal fast bowler said that he is focusing on bowling the right lengths and keeping his rhythm. He knows from experience that it is hard to get back into rhythm in a game as intense as the World Cup.
“In white ball cricket, it’s important to be in sync and hit the good spots.” “Length is very important to me, and if you hit the good spots with the new ball, you will get help off the pitch,” Shami said after the game.
Shami said that he, the pace partners Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj, are benefiting from each other’s success and bowling as a team, which shows in their work.