Former quick bowler Ashish Nehra reckons that India bowler Mohammed Shami isn’t within the present scheme of issues for India going into the T20 World Cup. Nehra, nevertheless, feels that though he may not play within the event this 12 months, he may very well be in rivalry for the 2023 ODI World Cup that might be held in India.
The previous pacer additionally added that India should play Shami for the upcoming ODI sequence in England. Shami is at present being rested from ongoing India vs South Africa T20Is after taking part in final within the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022, and final performed an ODI in November 2020 and a T20I in November 2021.
“Looks like he doesn’t function within the present scheme of issues for the T20 World Cup. However everyone knows about his skills. Even when he doesn’t play on this 12 months’s T20 World Cup, India will certainly contemplate him for the 2023 World Cup at residence,” Nehra advised Cricbuzz.
I’d take Shami within the bracket of greatest bowlers: Ashish Nehra
“We don’t have many ODIs this 12 months and Shami is on a break in the meanwhile after the IPL. India can play him in England for the 50-over video games after the Check match,” mentioned the 43-year-old. “We don’t have many ODIs this 12 months and Shami is on a break in the meanwhile after IPL. India can play him in England for the 50-over video games after the Check match.”
Shami isn’t within the India squad that’s at present taking part in towards South Africa for a five-match T20I sequence and can be not within the squad for the upcoming two-match away T20I sequence towards Eire. He’s a part of the 16-member squad that may tour England for a one-off Check match in Edgbaston, Birmingham, and is anticipated to start out within the match. India may also play three T20Is and three ODIs on the tour.
“You’ll play three ODI video games towards a top-quality white-ball workforce like England, and you’ll undoubtedly like to beat them. And for that, you want your greatest bowlers. I’d undoubtedly take Shami in that bracket,” concluded Nehra