Former India pacer RP Singh lauded Mohammed Shami and decoded his strengths in white-ball cricket. The 37-year-old called him special, who always adheres to his forte and also takes note of the batter’s weaknesses in order to take advantage of them later in the game.
“When you are an experienced bowler, you know how the pitch would behave and what kind of batter is on the other end. You discuss a lot in the team meetings and in the excel sheets and powerpoints, but an experienced bowler can even formulate his plans looking at the batter’s bat-lift,” Singh was quoted as saying by India Today.
“The most special part is that Shami sticks to his strengths; his job is to bowl slightly outside the off-stump and let the ball do the rest. He introduces his skills first then looks for the batter’s weaknesses,” he added.
Siraj can also be the next Mohammed Shami: RP Singh
“Siraj seems to have worked out in a few areas, with fitness being a major part. If you look at the technical part of his bowling, he has worked on his wrist positions and follow-through which has helped him in finding better bounce off the pitch.
“He can certainly be a good replacement for (Jasprit) Bumrah and if his graph keeps moving higher, then he can also be the next Mohammed Shami,” Singh said.