Mohammad Shami is an Indian international cricketer who represents Bengal in domestic cricket. He is a right-arm fast-medium swing and seam bowler, who bowls consistently around the 87 mph (140km/h) mark, which makes him a deceptively potent fast bowler.
Initially part of his home franchise - Kolkata Knight Riders - Mohammed Shami got only a handful of opportunities. Post his impressive international debut, Delhi Daredevils bought him for Rs. 4.25 crore in 2014.
Shami has been on the expensive side with the ball in the Indian Premier League and injuries haven’t helped his cause either.
With his IPL economy rate above 9, his 5-year association with Delhi ended as the franchise decided to release him. During the 2019 IPL auctions, Shami was roped in by Kings XI Punjab for Rs 4.40 crore. Having regained his mojo in white-ball cricket, Shami will be a vital cog as KXIP eye their maiden IPL win.
In the current season, the stats show that he has an economy of 6.9 runs per over in the power plays. It has been recorded to be his lowest economy rate ever in an IPL season.