Sydney: Team India’s fast bowler Mohammad Shami is in a good rhythm after a great performance in IPL 2020 so that he can prepare for the big Test series against Australia without any pressure. This IPL season was the most special for Shami in which he took 20 wickets for Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) which also included a superb defense of 5 runs in the ‘Double Super Over’ match against Mumbai Indians.
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Shami said, “My performance for Kings XI Punjab in IPL gave me a lot of confidence and got me in the right position.” Shami feels that a good performance in the IPL removed the pressure on him. He said, ‘The biggest advantage is that I can now prepare for the upcoming series without any pressure. There is no pressure on me. I am very comfortable right now.
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He said, ‘I have done a lot of work on my bowling and my fitness in lockdown. I knew that the IPL had to be organized and I had prepared myself for it. Shami said that Test matches are his priority on this tour and he has been working hard during the training season for the last one week.
He said, ‘This tour will be very long, which will start with white ball cricket, after which pink and red ball tests will be played. My focus has always been red ball cricket and I am working on my length and seam movement.