Mohammed Shami is leading the Purple Cap race in the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) currently. The much under-rated Shami is one of the reasons Indian team has excelled across formats over the past few seasons. The legendary Michael Holding rates Shami as one of the absolute best among the current crop of pacers dominating world cricket.
IPL 2020 Purple Cap table wickets at a shade over 27 is by far the best average for any Indian pacer with 100 or more test wickets. Add to it a strike rate of 49.4! Bowling on Indian tracks, more than a third of his test wickets have come at a staggering average of 21.08, with a strike rate of 42.4. And in white ball cricket too, he has been one of the lynchpins of Virat Kohli’s pace battery.
And though much has been said and written about his uncanny ability to hold a perfect seam position, most batsmen in world cricket have been unable to decode the real secret to Shami’s main strength.
Now, for the very first time, Shami himself opens up, in this free-wheeling chat with InsideSport consulting editor Sanjeeb Mukherjea on AMSTRAD Face2Face Series, as InsideSports decodes the secret to his super skills.
Catch Md. Shami in Episode 4 of InsideSport.co AMSTRAD Face2Face Series on Saturday @ 12
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