"My Mindset Was To...": Shami On Bowling Strategy In 1st ODI vs Australia

By: Cricket Posted On: March 17, 2023 View: 8

The moment Mohammad Shami bowled the first ball of his second spell, it felt as if everything has fallen in place. KL Rahul and Ravindra Jadeja's star turn with the bat might have got India a five-wicket against Australia in the first ODI but the credit for restricting visitors to a gettable total goes to Shami. "It felt alright right from the first ball of the second spell. The ball was coming off nicely from the point of release," Shami told the mediapersons after the match. "We talk about the seam position or off the deck, but the focus was to keep the ball in good areas because they were playing on the back-foot. My mindset was to pitch the ball a little further with a slip in place, as I had done in the first spell," he explained.

Shami said it was pleasing to see Rahul playing a key role with the bat after a long period of struggle with the bat and criticism from almost all corners.

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