A proper fitness regime has become a necessary factor considering the nature and fatigue which gets deprived in the modern-day game. Something similar is the reason for Mohammed Shami's astonishing transformation especially as a white-ball cricketer. There was a time when after the 2015 World Cup, he suddenly vanquished from the limited-overs format. Since then Shami has seen many tough periods in his personal as well as profession career.
But as they say, there is always light after some darkness and Shami changed his fortunes massively in the recent few months. Since October 2018, the speedster has scalped 22 wickets in13 ODIs which is also the joint-most for an Indian fast bowler alongside Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Due to his recent success in the ODI format, he is now being considered as the frontline seamer in the national side for the 2019 World Cup ahead of Bhuvneshwar.
England pitches have become a batsman’s paradise
During a recent interview, Mohammed Shami talked about his plans for the upcoming showpiece event. He reckoned that the flat England pitches have become a batsman’s paradise in limited-overs format. However, he noted that it is very important for the bowlers to adjust the line and length in accordance to the conditions. Shami mentioned that he is not at all worried and feels that these types of conditions suit his bowling.
"Flat pitches in England have become a batsman's paradise in limited-overs cricket. But a bowler has to be smart enough to alter his line and length according to the conditions. I have the pace and swing to outsmart them. I am not overly worried about it. In fact, I believe the conditions are suited for my bowling. The late movement outside the off-stump will definitely come in handy," Mohammed Shami was quoted as saying during a conversation with TOI.
I have worked on my game
Shami stated that he has worked quite a bit on his game during the time he was away from the field. He noted that his main aim was to get back into the national side and he was focussed at it. "I worked on my game during the time I was away from the field and didn't lose focus of my aim - to get back into the national reckoning. I have returned stronger, faster and fitter,” he added.
Shami further talked about how he will be using the yorker delivery as a potent weapon in the coming World Cup. He mentioned that it wouldn’t be easier for the batters to hit the fast incoming deliveries.
"My yorkers are still as potent as they used to be and I will be using a lot of them during the World Cup. I back myself to bowl fast, incoming deliveries and it wouldn't be easy for batsmen out there to hit me," Shami concluded.