Mohammed Shami has scripted this infamous record: Details here
Mohammed Shami has been a crucial member of the Indian Test cricket team for a while now. The right-arm pacer had a defining 2018 campaign and has supported Jasprit Bumrah and Ishant Sharma well in the ongoing Test series against West Indies. However, the player has not quite hit the ground running with the bat. Here's the bizarre record Shami has scripted.
The ability to hang in with the bat is crucial
The Indian cricket team has been successful for a while now in Tests and the pacers, in particular, have played a major role. Besides their wickets, the ability to hang in while batting have been there in as well. This is a strong aspect of any side especially when the tail hangs in and puts a price on the wicket.
Ishant shows how to bat down the order
In the ongoing second Test, Ishant Sharma stood out with a valiant fifty. His innings helped India get past the 450-run mark. Ishant also shared a superb century-plus stand with Hanuma Vihari. However, when Shami comes into the picture, it has been a different story.
SHOCKER: Shami has scored six successive ducks
Shami has failed to offer any sort of impact for Team India with the bat. In his last six Test innings, Shami has failed to score a single run. In fact, he has registered six ducks in a row. Shami was dismissed for 0 in the first innings of the second Test. He had also registered a one-ball nought in the first Test.
Shami's last six Test innings
A look at Shami's last six Test innings: 0(2) vs West Indies (Kingston), 0(1) vs West Indies (North Sound), 0*(3) vs Australia (Melbourne), 0*(0) vs Australia (Perth), 0(1) vs Australia (Perth), 0(1) vs Australia (Adelaide).
Shami needs to work hard on his batting
Shami will need to work on his batting and try to learn something from Ishant. In the ongoing second Test, Shami surpassed the 150-mark career Test scalps (151). He has been bowling well and has formed a superb partnership alongside Ishant and Bumrah. All three bowlers have scripted some impressive feats in the ongoing series. They are crucial for India's Test success.