Mohammed Shami took five wickets
Mohammed Shami | Pic Credit - Twitter, BCCI

IND vs SL: There’s no stopping for Indian Cricket Team in the ongoing ICC World Cup 2023. The Rohit Sharma-led side has made a strong statement in the tournament and is looking for the most threatening force. The Men in Blue are sitting at the top of the table with 6 wins under their belt from 6 games. Their qualification for the semi-final is almost certain and they would be hoping to end their ICC title drought this time around. 

IND vs SL: Mohammed Shami on the verge of creating history in World Cups; could achieve it in Sri Lanka clash 

Mohammed Shami has played an instrument success in India’s dominant run in the ICC World Cup 2023. The fast bowler didn’t play the first four games as the team preferred Shardul Thakur over him due to the batting prowess the latter possessed. 

However, the injury to Hardik Pandya paved the way for him in the Indian XI and he made a staggering statement right away. He returned to the XI for the game against New Zealand and picked a five-wicket haul in Dharamsala that helped his side win. 

Mohammed Sham continued his carnage as he then returned with four wickets to send a strong statement to the selectors. With 9 wickets in just two games, the pacer is on the verge of achieving history in the World Cups. 

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Mohammed Shami currently has 40 wickets in 13 games in the World Cups. He’s just 5 wickets away from becoming a pacer with the most wickets for India in the tournament. He only has Javagal Srinath (44) and Zaheer Khan (44) ahead of him. 

With the way he’s bowling, Mohammed Shami can achieve the feat in the ongoing IND vs SL game. If he goes past India legends in the upcoming game, it’ll be an icing on the cake for the fans. His form will be crucial for the team going into the World Cup. 

Most wickets for India in World Cups:

Zaheer Khan – 44 (23 innings)

Javagal Srinath – 44 (33 innings)

Mohammed Shami – 40 (13 innings)

IND vs SL: Predicted Indian XI for game against Sri Lanka

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India team are unlikely to make any changes to their XI for the IND vs SL game. Since Hardik Pandya is not fit, Suryakumar Yadav is expected to retain his place. Here’s the predicted Indian XI for the game against Sri Lanka

Rohit Sharma (c) 
Shubman Gill 
Virat Kohli 
Shreyas Iyer 
KL Rahul (wk) 
Suryakumar Yadav 
Ravindra Jadeja 
Mohammed Shami 
Kuldeep Yadav 
Jasprit Bumrah 
Mohammed Siraj