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Last Update on: September 1st, 2023 at 11:08 am

Indian fast bowler Mohammed Shami said that he has no ego and would bowl according to the team’s requirements in the upcoming Asia Cup 2023. Mohammed Shami revealed that he can bowl at any stage of the match for India if he is asked to bowl with the old ball.

Mohammed Shami returned to the Indian team after missing the recent West Indies tour. Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, and Mohammed Siraj are likely to be India’s pacers for the match against Pakistan at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium on Saturday, September 2.

I Don’t Think That There Is Any Difficulty – Mohammed Shami

Speaking to Star Sports, Mohammed Shami said that the bowlers can trouble the opposition batters with the right line and lengths.

“There is too much talk about the white ball or red ball, if you bowl in the right areas I don’t think that there is any difficulty in any ball,” Shami said.

“It all depends on whether I have the new ball or whether the team requires me at any stage during the match, I’m always on. I don’t have any hesitancy to bowl with the new ball or the old ball. I don’t have an ego like that.

All three of us (Bumrah, Shami & Siraj) are bowling very well, so it depends on the management on who will play. There is only one goal, to go and give our 100%, the result will come running to us if we give our 100%. So it is very important to focus and execute, it’s a very simple plan,” he added.

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Jasprit Bumrah Has Made Our Bowling Very Strong – Mohammed Shami

The 32-year-old pacer stated that Jasprit Bumrah’s presence, who is returning to the ODI side after a prolonged injury layoff, will boost the bowling attack.

“For a long time we didn’t have Jassi (Bumrah), so we felt the loss of a good player like him. You sometimes feel like ‘I wish this player was there’, to make your combination set.”

“So having Jassi, especially in the white-ball format, has made our bowling very strong. He’s looking fit and he’s playing well, hopefully, we have a good Asia Cup,” he concluded.

The Rohit Sharma-led team will start their Asia Cup campaign with a match against Pakistan. The Men in Blue will face Nepal in their second and final group stage match at the same venue on Monday, September 4.

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