WTC Final: ‘The confidence level will be high on the eve of our departure for England’ – Mohammed Shami

Ace speedster Mohammed Shami asserted that that it will be great for him if he can pass on something to the youngsters as a senior member of the team.

Mohammed Shami
Mohammed Shami

The Indian cricket team is set to lock horns with New Zealand at the all-important World Test Championship (WTC) final. The two sides will be up against each other at the Rose Bowl in Southampton from June 18 to June 22. 

India’s fast bowling attack will be one of the most crucial aspects for them at the English pitch conditions. Apart from Jasprit Bumrah and Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami has emerged as a vital cog in the pace department. The 30-year old has been in his prime form of late across all three formats. 

In a recent interview with Gulf News, Shami spoke about the feeling of being a senior member of the national side. The spearhead mentioned that it will be great for him if he can pass on something to the youngsters. He added that the Indian contingent will be high on confidence while touring England due to their brilliant performance in recent years. 

“It comes automatically as after being in international cricket for so many years, I would like to share any input that the youngsters may want. I am not going to play forever, so it will be great if I can pass on something to the youngsters,” Shami said in an interview with the Gulf News.

“We have played some extraordinary cricket in recent times as a unit and naturally, the confidence level is high on the eve of our departure for England. If we can reproduce some of the forms which we did over the last six months, I am confident it will be a great summer for us,” an optimistic Mohammed Shami said.

Shami on his comeback from injury

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Mohammed Shami during the 1st match of Australia tour

Mohammed Shami was ruled out from the Test matches against Australia owing to an elbow injury in the inaugural game. The Meerut-born reckoned that his experience of several years has helped him to learn to look after his body.

“The experience over the years has helped me to learn to look after my body (On how he recovered from the injury setback). I know how much training is needed, how to keep myself hydrated etc – all these factors must have also helped,” Shami added.

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