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Kohli banks on Shami for success in Australia
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Kohli banks on Shami for success in Australia

India have their sights on next year’s T20 World Cup scheduled to take place in Australia. With the team building their pace bowling stocks for the mega-event, Indian skipper Virat Kohli has touted Mohammed Shami as an impressive bowler who could make an impact on Australian pitches.

Shami, a frequent fixture in India’s Test and ODI setups, has failed to be a constant member of the T20I unit and last turned out for his national side in the 20-over format in 2017. 

He is now set to return to T20Is in the series against West Indies and Kohli believes the 29-year-old has it in him to excel in the shortest form of the game.

“Shami is coming back and he is bowling really well. If he gets into a rhythm and specifically works on what’s required in T20 cricket then he will be very, very useful in places like Australia, especially with his ability to pick wickets with the new ball. He has enough pace to execute yorkers,” Kohli said.