ICC T20 World Cup 2022: Hope Mohammed Shami Works On His Fitness And Comes Back Stronger: Sreesanth

Updated - 27 Sep 2022, 12:57 PM

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Mohammed Shami. Pic Credits: Twitter

The Men in Blue will try and prove their mettle as they gear up for the ICC T20 World Cup in Australia. Rohit Sharma and Co have played some dominant cricket this year in the shortest format but the Asia Cup turned out to be a reality check.

India struggled in the continental tournament and failed to reach the final as it also exposed some of their flaws which the team management failed to rectify due to their experimentation process in recent times.

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Sreesanth believes every member in India’s T20 World Cup squad is deserving

In the bowling department, the selection committee snubbed Mohammed Shami from the 15-member squad but has been included in the reserves. However, several cricket critics feel he should have been there in the fifteen for his ability to swing the ball both ways with seam.

Speaking in an exclusive interaction with News18 Cricketnext, 2007 T20 World Cup winner S Sreesanth opined, “See, whoever gets the opportunity for India, I’m very confident that they deserve it. Whoever doesn’t get the opportunity have to just work hard and wait for it. I genuinely hope that BCCI has done justice in giving opportunities to all the youngsters and seniors.”

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Sreesanth shares his views on Mohammed Shami’s fitness

Talking about Shami’s absence from the squad, Sreesanth suggested that the ace pacer should focus on working on his fitness as he feels that the 32-year-old can be much more flexible.

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Mohammed Shami (Image Credit: Twitter)

“If Shami has missed out, I genuinely hope he works on his fitness and comes back strong. It’s a T20 World Cup, not a fifty-over (World Cup) or Test cricket. Shami is fit, but he can be much more flexible. He is a great bowler with seam, and he adds a lot of dimension (to the team), but I genuinely want him to be more fit,” Sreesanth added.


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