Senior India pacer Mohammed Shami has hailed the quality of bowlers the nation has gathered so far as they have enjoyed an outstanding run in Test cricket of late. Mohammed Shami will make a comeback to red-ball cricket in the upcoming England tour, where they will play five Tests against the hosts after the World Test Championship final against New Zealand in Southampton. The right-arm seamer claimed that the oppositions have become confused on what pitch to prepare as India have bowlers to exploit any conditions.
The last few home and overseas series have seen India’s bowling attack thrive despite the conditions. Their 2018 tour of England saw the tourists almost at par with the likes of James Anderson, Stuart Broad, and Chris Woakes, while they outclassed Australia’s bowling unit in their last two visits there. The men in blue’s spin-bowling attack thwarted the Englishmen their recent home series as Axar Patel and Ravichandran Ashwin reigned supreme.
Mohammed Shami commented that be it their spinners or pacers, the foreign teams get confused on what sort of wicket they should prepare. The 30-year old stated that India’s spin-bowling unit was already superior; however, he believes they are well equipped to exploit the seaming tracks. Thus, Shami feels it has created a headache for the oppositions.
“I have always felt this way. Be it our spinners or our pacers our unit is such that it confuses those foreign teams as to the kind of wicket they should prepare for us. If they give us a spinning track they know that Indians are famous for their spinners, but today, even if they give us a seaming track they are aware that India pacers are not going to let them breathe. The unit has created major headaches to oppositions,” Shami told Cricbuzz.
They know our batting might but now they are troubled by the bowlers too: Mohammed Shami
Mohammed Shami expressed his delightedness at their bowling might causing trouble as well along with their batting unit. Hence, -4 quality spinners and as many pacers leave the oppositions in despair.
“They know our batting might but now they are troubled by the bowlers too, unable to understand how they should manage our bowlers. ‘Should we give a spinning track or seaming track, they are confused.’ We accept that we have 3-4 quality spinners and 3-4 quality pacers, now you give us whatever you want to,” the Bengal seamer added.