India and Punjab Kings (PBKS) bowler Mohammed Shami was confident that in the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL 2021), the franchise shouldn’t have any problems with death bowling, which proved to be the team’s Achilles heel.
Shami was their best death-overs bowler, as he even defending 5 runs in a super over situation against the Mumbai Indians. He ended the IPL 2020 with 20 wickets at an economy of 8.57 but did not get much support from the other pacers in the KL Rahul-led side. Their foreign import Sheldon Cottrell failed to perform up to the mark.
However, this time, the PBKS franchise may not have the same problem given that they invested a lot in the fast bowlers with the likes of Jhye Richardson, Riley Meredith, and Moises Henriques being bought in the IPL 2021 auction.
It Is A Stronger Squad So We Should Do Better This Time: PBKS Pacer Mohammed Shami
Mohammed Shami was pretty confident with the squad that the Punjab Kings have for the IPL 2021, especially in the fast bowling department, the team should do well in the upcoming 14th edition of the Indian Premier League.
“We can’t change the past. I tried my best last season and also help the fellow pacers whenever I could. We got good overseas players now. It is a stronger squad so we should do better this time,” said Shami of the team which won five games in a row but also lost matches they should have won, dashing their playoff prospects.
Your mind has to be absolutely clear in the shortest format. As a unit we did good work but lost close matches we should have won. The support staff and players were frank with each other about that. Our death bowling seems better compared to last year, so we should do better,” Shami was quoted as saying by PTI.
Mohammed Shami will be returning to competitive cricket after spending the best part of the past three months recovering from a broken right arm, an injury he suffered in the first Test at Adelaide between Australia and India in December 2020.