Ahead of the WTC Final, Indian pacer Mohammed Shami has said that the Indian pace trio including himself, Ishant Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah is a better lot than the Kiwi trio of Trent Boult, Neil Wagner and Tim Southee. Both sets of pacers will fight it out in the final to the very first World Test Championship. The final will be played in Southampton between June 18-22.
The right-arm pacer is excited to join his teammates and looking forward to a great tour ahead. Mohammed Shami believes that the Indian bowling unit is higher than that of New Zealand as the records speak for themselves when it comes to comparison.
“Obviously, we are (better than Boult, Southee and Wagner). When we play Test cricket, even if someone is having a bad day the other bowlers step up. When someone is down, we make sure to pick up that teammate and carry the team forward as a unit. We try to cheer him up as well.
“If you see our records, you will have an idea of what I’m talking about. Fans don’t become fans overnight; they know the entire history. We have done a lot of homework to build this fast-bowling trio of me, Ishant Sharma, and Jasprit Bumrah,” Shami told Sports Tak.
Mohammed Shami further said that top two teams have reached the WTC final. He said that the conditions in Southampton will aid both sets of bowlers.
Top 2 Teams Reached WTC Final: Mohammed Shami
“The top two teams have reached the final and the match is in England. Conditions won’t be one-sided for either team. It will be a good match I think, both teams are balanced and solid. I don’t think either team will leave any lose point,” Shami said.
India will be playing a five-match Test series against England after the WTC final. Meanwhile, the BCCI are in talks with ECB regarding shortening the Test series to a four-match series to allow the board to get the September window for the IPL 2021 to b completed. UK is one of the venues in contention for the remainder of the season.