Mohammed Shami stunned Lucknow Super Giants with the new ball. He bowled a Test-match line and length, adding three wickets to his tally at the Wankhede track. He got rid of rival skipper KL Rahul, Quinton de Kock and Manish Pandey.
He breathed fire for his new franchise Gujarat Titans, in IPL 2022, and his spell played a crucial role in GT’s five-wicket win. The pacer returned with figures of 3/25 to restrict Lucknow to 158 for six.
Shami has the best seam position in modern-day cricket, according to many former cricketers. Former India head coach Ravi Shastri has highlighted Shami’s ability to get movement irrespective of the format.
Shastri gave Kapil Dev’s example. “He is fit and hungry. And he has got a swing in his hands. I used to ‘ Wake Kapil Dev at 2 am and ask him to bowl. He will bowl superb outswing’. Few players, including Shami, have got that skill. Only Jimmy Anderson comes close, irrespective of the format. Shami’s seam presentation helped him get movement on Mumbai tracks,” Shastri told ESPNCricinfo.