Transition will be smooth when senior players retire: Shami hails young bowlers

Somya Kapoor

Somya Kapoor

Author| Mar 31, 12:39 PM

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India pacer Mohammed Shami has praised the young fast bowlers of the team for their performance in Australia and has said that the transition will be smooth when the senior members retire. 

In the absence of senior bowlers, young guns like Mohammed Siraj, Shardul Thakur, T. Natarajan and Washington Sundar took up the responsibility and produced some positive results for India during the course of their 2-1 win in the Test series away from home. 

“The youngsters will be ready to take over from us when our time (to retire comes). The more they play, the better they will get. I think the transition will be very smooth whenever we are done with the game,” Shami told PTI.

Talking about the trend of carrying net bowlers in the bubble enviornment, Shami suggested that the process has helped in creating a strong side. “The trend of carrying net bowlers in the bubble environment has helped them massively and given them valuable exposure,” he added.

The fast bowler who had to leave the Test series in Australia in between after getting injured insisted that the way the bowling attack fared shows that the team management can rely on it in the future. 

“Beating Australia in Australia once is a very big achievement, we were able to do it twice, that too with no senior bowlers around. It has shown we can rely on the youngsters.”

India first defeated Australia in the four-match Test series in an away fixture and then thumped England 3-1 on the home soil to make a place for themselves in the final of the World Test Championship scheduled to take place in June at Lord’s. India will play New Zealand in the title clash. 


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