In the final World Cup match, Mohammed Shami claimed five wickets for India against New Zealand.
Cricket World Cup 2023 star Hardik Pandya is still recovering from an ankle injury he got against Bangladesh. However, Pakistani great Wasim Akram stated that the Indian team “looks good” even without Pandya. Following his injury, Hardik was unable to participate in the remaining minutes of the India vs. Bangladesh match and was also absent from the team’s most recent encounter with New Zealand. Nonetheless, the team captained by Rohit Sharma went on to win both games with ease.
“This team is strong sans Pandya. “Well and good, if he is fit,” Akram said to news sources
Mohammed Shami was able to play in his debut World Cup match because to the alterations in the Indian team for the match against New Zealand. Profiting from the occasion, the right-arm pacer posted figures of 5 for 54 in 10 overs.
“Shami will be hard to let go of right now. India shouldn’t risk Pandya (against England), in my opinion, as even though you feel fine at first, you could pull a muscle during the game if it’s a hamstring or quad issue. Thus, you can play him once he has fully recovered, Akram stated.
“Kudos to the team management for making every member of the squad appear prepared when they enter the starting lineup. Shami’s ball may veer as it strikes the seam.
“Kudos to the team management for making every member of the squad appear prepared when they enter the starting lineup. Shami’s ball can stray in any direction when it strikes the seam,” he continued.
Shami hit a strike on the opening ball of his Cricket World Cup 2023 and didn’t look back.
“It’s difficult to start the World Cup strong and maintain momentum. Being a new ball bowler, he (Shami) occasionally experiences emotional outbursts during first-change bowling, with thoughts like “why didn’t I get the new ball?” However, he has experience, and he took full advantage of the chance to win the match for his nation,” the legendary player from Pakistan remarked.
The next match between India and England is scheduled for October 29 at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow.