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India vs Australia: ‘If his rhythm is right, he will not be easy to play’, Sunil Gavaskar identifies big Indian threat for Aussies


Mohammed Shami has emerged as one in every of India’s best tempo bowlers through the years. During India’s earlier tour of Australia, Shami had wreaked havoc by selecting up 16 wickets in 4 Tests matches. He performed a significant position in India’s historic 2-1 victory within the longest format.

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Shami is as soon as once more part of the Indian contingent touring Australia for a 3-match ODI sequence, as many T20Is and a 4-match Test sequence. Former Indian captain and batting legend Sunil Gavaskar has showered praises on the Indian speedster and warned the Aussies to watch out for him.

“Mohammed Shami in particular has a fabulous bouncer. If he gets it right on target, then you can be pretty certain that not too many batsmen will be able to negotiate him,” Gavaskar advised Sportstar.

“He is not very tall and his short ball will come skidding at you around your shoulder and head, and that’s the most difficult delivery to play. If his rhythm is right, he will not be an easy bowler to play,” Gavaskar added.

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Gavaskar’s remarks got here in response to the assertion of former Australian captain Steve Smith. The latter reckoned that it could be tough for Team India bowlers to continually bowl the quick balls.

Smith, in his assertion, recalled dealing with New Zealand’s Neil Wagner. Earlier this yr, the Kiwi speedster troubled the Aussie with his quick balls, getting Smith out 4 instances.

“He [Wagner]’s got an amazing skill set where his speeds go up and down…everything is between your ribs and your head. If teams are trying to get me out like that it’s probably a big benefit for the team because it takes a lot out of people’s bodies if you continually bowl short. I’ve faced a lot of short bowling in my life and I haven’t had too many stresses with it. I suppose we’ll just wait and see,” Smith had stated.

India will play 4 Tests, Three ODIs and three T20Is towards Australia. The first ODI will happen on Friday in Sydney.

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