Former India cricketer Sanjay Bangar believes that the right-arm pacer Mohammed Shami can take a big lesson from his dismissal of Michael Bracewell in the second One-Day International (ODI) between India and New Zealand at the Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium in Raipur on Saturday. January 21. The Men in Blue won the second ODI by eight wickets to clinch the three-match series.
Mohammed Shami set the tone for the match with the new ball after dismissing Finn Allen for a zero in the first over of the innings.
The Men in Blue bowled out the opposition for 108 runs, and openers Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill helped the team chase down the target with about 30 overs remaining. Shami, who registered 3/18 in six overs, was named the Man of the Match for his brilliant bowling.
Mohammad Shami Will Probably Take A Huge Learning From This – Sanjay Bangar
During a discussion on Star Sports, Sanjay Bangar shared his thoughts on Michael Bracewell’s dismissal from Mohammed Shami’s bowling. The former Indian batting coach opined that Shami needs to change his angles regularly to be more effective, as there is a bit of a blind spot when a right-handed bowler comes over the wicket to a left-handed batsman.
“You are required to do something different. Mohammad Shami will probably take a huge learning from this. We might see him doing this going forward as well. When the right-arm bowler comes over the wicket to a left-handed batter, an angle and a slight blind spot are created,” Sanjay Bangar said.
“You need to exploit that and he showed a demonstration of that in a brilliant fashion. Mohammad Shami will have to mix this, around the wicket and over the wicket angle to get better success and to get earlier dismissals,” he added.
Bracewell hit two consecutive boundaries when Shami bowled full-tosses from a round-the-wicket angle in the first two balls of the 19th over. Next ball, Shami bowled a bouncer from over the wicket, and the spin-bowling all-rounder kicked that ball, and Ishan Kishan completed the easy catch behind the wickets.
India will take on New Zealand in the third and final ODI of the three-match series at the Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore, on Tuesday, January 24. Team management might be tempted to give a chance to youngsters in the final match as the series is already sealed.