Mohammed Shami is presently one of the most prominent fast bowlers in the world. In the last few years, Shami has taken his game to a different level and has picked loads of wickets. The speedster will have his task cut out in the upcoming series against Australia when he will bowl to world-class batsmen such as Steve Smith and David Warner.
When Indian last toured Australia in 2018-19 the hosts were without the services of Smith and Warner. In the absence of their two prolific batting stars, Australia looked a less potent side. Under Virat Kohli team India clinched the Test and ODI series down under.
Mohammed Shami Believes Indian Bowlers Can Trouble Steve Smith And David Warner
This time around things are expected to change as both Smith and Warner will be eager to punish the Indian bowlers. Shami is ready for the challenge and stated that team India is not intimidated by anyone and they only focus on their skills. He added that the fast bowlers have all the tools to trouble Australia as they can bowl at over 140 kmph and also use the reverse swing to their advantage.
“India has quality batsmen and we bowl at them in the nets. We don’t look at names, we focus on our skills. You can be a world-class batsman, but one good ball will still get you out. Our fast bowling group can bowl at 140 kph plus and you need that kind of pace in Australia. Even our reserves are quick, you don’t get to see that kind of an attack,” Mohammed Shami told BCCI.TV.
Meanwhile, Shami and rest of the India squad are training extremely hard in Sydney ahead of the series against Australia. The tour of India will kick with the ODI series and the first match will be staged on November 27. The duo of Jasprit Bumrah and Shami are expected to lead the bowling attack of India in all formats against the Aussies.