Mohammed Shami, the formidable pace bowler, is all set to join Team India today (Thursday) as they gear up for the highly-anticipated World Test Championship Final against Australia in 2023. Shami’s inclusion completes the Indian squad for the clash at the Oval, which is scheduled to commence on June 7.
With limited time to transition from the fast-paced IPL to the Test format, Team India faces the challenge of adapting quickly. Despite the recent conclusion of the IPL, a few members of the Indian team have already arrived in England and have begun their preparations at the serene Arundel Cricket Club.
Mohammed Shami’s arrival adds further strength to India’s bowling arsenal ahead of the WTC Final. In the early hours of Thursday, Shami took to social media to announce that he has boarded his flight to London. It can be safely assumed that he has already landed in the United Kingdom.
“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step,” expressed Shami, hinting at the beginning of a new chapter in his cricketing journey.
Shami’s presence brings immense experience and skill to the Indian pace attack, which also features the likes of Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, and Mohammed Siraj. His ability to generate pace, extract movement off the pitch, and trouble batsmen with his accuracy will be crucial in India’s quest for success in the World Test Championship Final.