WTC Final 2023| How Has Mohammed Shami Performed at The Oval?
Shami will play a key role with the ball for India [Source: Twitter]
After witnessing the thrills and chills of T20, it's time to celebrate Test cricket, as India and Australia are all set to battle it out in the much-awaited World Test championship final. The two formidable outfits share a fierce rivalry, which is why we expect a cracking contest at the iconic Kennington Oval in England.
Talking about India, the Rohit Sharma-led side will have a challenging task ahead of themselves, as they will miss their ace seamer, Jasprit Bumrah. In such a scenario, India will require experienced speedster Mohammed Shami, who recently had a stellar IPL season, to spearhead their pace attack.
Although Shami was a force to reckon with the ball for Gujarat Titans in the IPL 2023, playing Test cricket with the Dukes ball in hand will be a completely different challenge. So, as the veteran pacer prepares himself for the mega clash, let's see how he has fared on the English soil and particularly at the Oval.
Shami's numbers at the Oval
Runs conceded: 182
Wickets taken: 2
Strike rate: 165
Economy rate: 3.31
Shami's numbers in England
Runs conceded: 1540
Wickets taken: 38
Strike rate: 69.37
Economy rate: 3.51
Shami's numbers vs Australia
Runs conceded: 1251
Wickets taken: 40
Strike rate: 52.40
Economy rate: 3.58
As we can see from the aforementioned stats, Shami doesn't have a great record in England, averaging over 40 with the ball.
He has mediocre numbers at the Oval as well, averaging a whopping 91 with an abysmal strike rate of 165.
However, his record against Australia in Tests looks impressive, which is why this game will give him a golden opportunity to improve his stats on English soil.