Mohammed Shami is Indian cricket's go-to fast bowler in all conditions and in all formats. In the absence of Jasprit Bumrah - out with a back injury - Shami has taken up the lead role in the Indian pace attack. Whenever India have needed an experienced fast bowler in any format, Shami has put his hand up. Be it as the last-minute replacement for the T20 World Cup when he hadn't played the format for close to a year or putting up a whole-hearted spell with the old ball on barren pitches in Test matches at home, Shami has been an all-weather man for India and a delight for captains. He is also one of the principal characters of India's menacing pace battery that made them a force in overseas conditions.
After putting up a good show in the three Tests that he played in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, Shami took no time in adjusting to white-ball cricket. In the first ODI against Australia at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, he breathed fire with the ball and ran through Australia's middle-order by picking up the wickets of Josh Inglis, Cameron Green, and Marcus Stoinis. Shami's 3/17 in 6 overs, helped India bowl Australia out for 188 on Friday.