India will take on Scotland in their next match of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 and would be aiming to win by a big margin to better net run rate. Talking ahead of the match, former Indian cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar has come up with his opinion on pacer Mohammed Shami. Manjrekar feels that Shami is a great bowler in Test cricket and ODIs but his style is not suited for the shortest format of the game.
Shami, who struggled against Pakistan and New Zealand. took three wickets in the third game against Afghanistan.
The former cricketer also stated that India should drop the experienced pacer and go for a better option. Shami’s economy in T20 cricket is over 9.
“I think the time has come now for India to look at their T20 team and look at certain players and maybe assess whether these guys are better suited to playing some other format. Maybe there are some players in this T20 team who will add greater value or the best value that they can possibly add in one format and not be as good in the others. I am thinking about Mohammed Shami,” said Manjrekar while previewing the India-Scotland game on Dafa News.
“I think we have seen enough of Mohammed Shami to know that his greatest quality and where he’s a superb asset for the team is Test match cricket. The last time I looked, his economy in T20 cricket was 9. I know he bowled well against Afghanistan but India clearly has bowlers who are slightly better than Mohammed Shami in T20 cricket.”