India vs Australia: Mohd. Shami says he is Comfortable and in Right Zone post IPL. Indian senior paces in talks with BCCI.TV said he is ready for the challenge. India vs Australia: Mohd. Shami says he is Comfortable and in Right Zone post IPL.
Team India’s lethal pacer says he is in the “right zone” after his performance in the Indian Premier League 2020 and says he is comfortably practicing for the Australia tour “without any pressure.”
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Shami delivered one of his most successful seasons though they could not qualify. The craftiest pacer picked 20 scalps in 14 outings becoming the bowler with the most wicket for Kings XI Punjab in IPL 2020. His five runs save in the double super over against defending champions is one of the highlights of his performance in the thirteenth edition of the Indian T20 League.
“My execution in Indian Premier League for KXIP has given a lot of boost to my confidence and put me in the right zone,” says Shami in BCCI.TV.
“The biggest gain for me is, I can practice for the upcoming season without any pressure. I have no burden on me right now. Feeling very confident at present.”
“I knew that IPL is going to be conducted sooner or later so I was working on myself, whole lockdown to be fit.”
Mohd. Shami took no time saying that Test Cricket is my priority right now and I am getting into the groove with the practice sessions over last one week.
Shami on India’s Bowling in Australia vs India:
“We have a long tour with Australia, starting with the limited over cricket and then pink ball/red-ball matches. My first priority is the long format of the game and I’m working on the lengths and seam movements.”
“I have always thought once you pitch the ball in the right area, you are going to be succeed in any format weather it is white ball or red ball.”
“You have to stick to the basics. The game is of control. I have controlled with the white ball, Now I need to practice it with the red ball. The basics are the same and we need to stick to it.”
This time the Australian lineup is tough with the likes of David Warner and Steve Smith which were absent in the victorious campaign in 2018-19.
“We have quality batsman in India. We bowl to them in nets, we don’t look at them. The team focuses on the skills that we require. One good ball and the game is over for the batsman.”
“Our pacers are lethal. They can clock at 140 kmph or even higher, you need that kind of attack in Australia. Our reserves are also quality and can do the same in a given opportunity.”