Mumbai (Uttam Hindu News) – While the world vows to bring variety to bowling, India fast bowler Mohammed Shami still believes in improving it and taking wickets with the new ball. Mohammed Shami, who made it to the playing-11 in the World Cup 2023 as a replacement, played a big role in taking India to the final with his strong performance.
Mohammed Shami did not one but many hits in the semi-final played against New Zealand and broke the back of New Zealand by taking seven wickets.
On a Wankhede pitch which was slow, dry and favorable for batting. This bowler brought success to the team in the initial overs. Then, for a moment it seemed that the match was slipping from India’s hands, then it was Shami who brought India back into the match.
Player of the match Shami, who was included in the playing-11 after the injury of Hardik Pandya in India’s fourth match against Bangladesh. He took two wickets, breaking the 163-run partnership between Kane Williamson (69) and Daryl Mitchell (134).
Shami said after the match, “I was waiting for my chance. I haven’t played much white-ball cricket. My comeback started against New Zealand in Dharamsala. We talk about a lot of variations, but I still believe in pushing it and getting wickets.”
Shami has now become the highest wicket-taker in this World Cup with 23 wickets in just six matches, surpassing Australia’s Adam Zampa.
Shami’s third five-for in this tournament helped India reach the World Cup final after failing to cross the semi-final hurdle in the 2015 and 2019 editions.
On the question asked about the pitch, Shami said that the pitch was good. We were definitely afraid of dew. The grass on the pitch was very well cut, but on this pitch our batsmen scored well. If dew had come, the situation could have been different.