PBKS vs RR in IPL 2021: Punjab Kings pacer Mohd Shami on Wednesday completed 50 wickets for the IPL franchise. He achieved the feat by taking the wickets of Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia and Chris Morris. The pace spearhead brought Punjab Kings back into the match with his excellent bowling skills. He finished his spell with 21 runs in 4 overs with an impressive economy rate of 5.2 as other bowlers struggled. Follow IPL 2021 live updates on insidesport.co and live streaming on Star Sports, Hotstar
He is the only fourth bowler after Piyush Chawla (84), Sandeep Sharma (71) and Axar Patel (61), to pick up 50 IPL scalps for the franchise.
PBKS vs RR in IPL 2021: Shami has been excellent in his IPL career. He has so far taken 11 wickets in IPL 2021. He had earlier scalped 20 wickets in the last edition of IPL held in UAE. He will look to emulate his excellent performance in the ongoing T20 event.
As per a report from NDTV, his average of 15.93 in the death overs since 2019 is the fourth-best among all bowlers who have bowled 20 overs or more. Since 2019, Shami has picked up 31 wickets in the death overs, which accounts for more than 60 per cent of his overall tally.
PBKS vs RR in IPL 2021: Meanwhile, Shami has also jumped to top 5 spot in Purple Cap leaderboard. He has now taken 11 wickets in nine matches at an economy rate of 7.8 pro. The pacer is a vital cog for Punjab Kings, he can guide them to playoffs.
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