Cricket fans from India are very happy with the return of Mohammed Shami to the national team in front of the Cricket World Cup. He is very strong contender to take his place in the team after showing fantastic Test performances in the past year. He proved to be in very good form and seems ready for the challenges ahead. Shami was recalled to the ODI team in the cricket series against West Indies back in October of last year. His run was great both in the Test and the ODIs in Australia, and his form further improved in the ODI in New Zealand. Now when his personal and fitness issues are finally resolved, Shami is ready to show his best performances for India. If you want to know about what is going on, then read more about Shami’s return just in time before the Cricket World Cup.
Shami`s journey in the recent years
Back at the 2015 Cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, Shami was one of the most important India bowlers. At that World Cup he finished as third-best wicket-taker after collecting 17 scalps. After his brilliance at the 2015 Cricket World Cup, Mohammed Shami hit a slump in his form and was dropped out from the ODI setup in the following years. The period between years 2016 and 2018 was one of the worst in Shami`s career as he only managed to play in just five ODIs for India, four of which were played against the West Indies.
However, Shami is now fully ready to play at the Cricket World Cup and his fitness levels are at their highest. Despite being very involved in the Test series against Australia, Shami looks ready to give his best. We should not forget that Shami`s ODI track record has been really impressive. He has picked up impressive 106 wickets in just 58 games, which is a fact that definitely recommends him as one of the certain travelers to the Cricket World Cup. His impressive recent form comes in great time and Indian fans expect a lot from him at the big stage.
According to his words, this has been a really long journey with a happy end. After the successful Cricket World Cup in 2015, injuries prevented him from showing off his skills. The recovery of almost two years was painful, but well worth it. Now he has gained confidence and feels like he is back on the right track in best possible time of his career. His speed is impressive, confidence is high, and his reflexes are greater than ever. Hopefully, he said, the best things are yet to come, so stay tuned and watch for his best performances at the Cricket World Cup.
Test cricket is something that Shami has been really good at, so he prefers it in favor to other formats. One of the reasons why he likes it is because his confidence skyrocketed through them. The pressure was not that high, which obviously has done him good and prepared him well for the Cricket World Cup. There is still plenty of time until the World Cup, which will be held in England and starts at the end of May. He is still working on his game, but good news is that his fitness levels are pretty good in front of the major event ahead. Now all his fans have to do is to just wait for the Cricket World Cup to come, when they can see Mohammed Shami lead India to glory.