India won the first ODI match against Australia by five wickets. The calmness of KL Rahul helped India to win this match on a tricky pitch. The bowlers including Mohammed Shami and Siraj played a huge role in this match. Shami shares how the format is for the bowlers. He says that the white ball format gives a lot of advantages to the batters, not the bowlers.
Mohammed Shami on White ball cricket
“There are a lot of add-ons in white-ball cricket. You get a free hit for a no-ball, and then you can’t get out either. Toh bowlers ke against mein kafi cheezein hai (There are many things against the bowlers). It changes according to the format. But as far as our team is concerned, it doesn’t matter whether we are playing at home or abroad,”
Mohammed Shami further added that
“I don’t think there is any question mark on the Indian team. Hum kisi bhi condition mein honge, hum sabse age hai. Hum ne kar ke bhi dikhaya hai. Humne unko ghar pe jake bhi haraya hai toh apne ghar mein toh sochne ka sawal hi nahi hai (We are ahead of every team irrespective of the conditions. We have shown it in the past too. We have beaten them in their backyard so there is no question of worrying when we are playing at home),”
India won the toss and elected to bowl first in the match. The Australians bowled out for 188 runs. However, the Indian team chased the target with five wickets in hand. Shami is known for his seam bowling than his swing bowling. He picked up nine wickets in his test debut. He debuted in test cricket in 2013. On November 6 th in 2013, Shami made his debut in the test format against West Indies.