We beat them in their backyard, so there’s no question of worrying when we play at home: Mohammed Shami after India’s win over Australia in 1st ODI Pipa News

We beat them in their backyard, so there’s no question of worrying when we play at home: Mohammed Shami after India’s win over Australia in 1st ODI

For Mohammed Shami, the current Indian bowling attack is not worried about belting out flat tracks in white-ball cricket.

“We will be there, we are the oldest,” was his reply to a question asked at a press conference after India’s five-wicket win in the first ODI against Australia on Friday. ,

To add to this, the 32-year-old said,We have also shown it by doing it. We have defeated them even at home, so there is no question of thinking at home. (We’ve shown this in the past as well. We’ve beaten them {Australia} in their backyard, so nothing to worry about when we’re playing at home).

With the ODI World Cup in India later this year, speculation is rife that a high-scoring track will be offered. However, the match on Friday at the Wankhede Stadium was anything but as India bundled out Australia for 188 before taking a few hits on the way to chase down 61 with five wickets in hand.

Shami, who was the highest wicket-taker (9) in the recently concluded Test series, will follow that up with three wickets with the ball. As did his new ball partner Mohammad Siraj.

β€œIt has been a long time since Bumrah played. It is our misfortune that he is not there. But we have a very good overall bowling unit for both white and red ball. We support each other a lot,” said Shami on his partnership with the 29-year-old.

Siraj has been playing for a while, he has got the confidence. It is important to see how well the other bowler is doing when bowling in a partnership. We try to bowl as tight as possible, keeping the ball in specific patches. As a senior bowler you have to lead.

He further adds that with big games like the World Test Championship final coming up in June and the ODI World Cup starting in October, it was important that workload management comes into the picture.

β€œThere is plenty of time left for the WTC final and the World Cup. As a player, you cannot think that far ahead. You never know what will happen tomorrow.” β€œBut as far as workload is concerned, you have to be smart, you have to work on your strengths. You know your workload in terms of international cricket. It is better to take it series by series or match by match.

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