This is Shami's game plan for batsmen during Day-Night Test
The hype surrounding India's first-ever Day-Night Test does not seem to fade away, as history will be made on Friday against Bangladesh. However, with conditions being different, many wonder how would the seamers make an impact against the batsmen. On the same note, Indian pacer Mohammed Shami has revealed his game-plan on how he looks to trouble the batsman with the pink ball.
Speaking on his game-plan, Shami said that the most important part would be to observe how the pitch is behaving and to keep pushing as the track gets slower. "When I notice that the batsman is uncomfortable, I go over the top... so the length has to keep changing," said Shami during a talk show on Star Sports.
Shami was the star of the Indian bowling attack during the opening Test against Bangladesh. He managed to claim seven wickets in the match at an average of 8.28. The opening innings saw him claiming 4/31, while he had bowled a total of 29 overs in the match, which included 12 maidens, as he ransacked the Bangladeshi batting order.
While Shami eyes success in his first-ever Day-Night Test, Bangladesh pacer Abu Jayed, too, is taking inspiration from the Indian to bowl like him, owing to the similarities between the two. "I spoke with [Mohammad] Shami bhai yesterday [Saturday]. There are some similarities between him and me since we both use the seam," said Jayed, as reported by ICC.
"I have seen him bowl and I paid extra attention to how he was bowling. I have compared his height to mine to find out if he's taller than me or of equal height. Then, I figured maybe, I could bowl like him," added Jayed.
The first Test match in Indore ended inside three days. This allowed both teams to train with the pink ball on Day 4 and 5, respectively. Teams were seen practicing in the twilight zone and under lights in Indore. Bangladeshi slip fielders were seen undergoing catching drills alongside keeper Liton Das. This was a crucial moment for the side getting accustomed to the conditions.