India’s star bowler Mohammed Shami has been included as a standby player in the team of T20 World Cup 2022. Shami has the female to perform brilliantly for the Indian team in all three formats of cricket. On Monday, the Cricket Board of India (BCCI) announced the 15-member Indian team for the T20 World Cup 2022.
In this, four players (Ravi Bishnoi, Deepak Chahar, Shreyas Iyer and Mohammed Shami) have been kept in standby. In such a situation, it becomes necessary to know why Mohammed Shami was not given a place in the first 15-man team? In answer to this question, we are telling you three reasons.
Mohammed Shami doesn’t have a good record in T20Is
Mohammed Shami has been associated with Team India for the last ten years. He was part of the team of T20 World Cup last year. He failed to show a great performance under the captaincy of Virat Kohli. In the T20 World Cup 2021, he bowled in a total of 6 matches. In these matches, he was able to take only 6 wickets in his name.
His bowling economy was also very high. If you look at the statistics of Mohammed Shami, he has played 17 T20I matches and has taken 18 wickets with an economy of 9.54. This is the reason why he was not given importance in the T20 World Cup.
Team management focusing on youth in T20
Arshdeep Singh’s bowling in Team India has impressed the team management a lot. This is the reason why the selectors are paying more attention to the youth. Arshdeep Singh has been kept in the first 15-man squad in the T20 World Cup 2022.
There is ‘swing’ king Bhuvneshwar Kumar to accompany him in the bowling. Earlier, a source had told ANI that, ‘The selectors are not looking at Shami for the T20 World Cup as he is not fit for the format. The selectors want to turn to young bowlers.
The selectors believe that Mohammed Shami is not fit for a shorter format like T20. His age is becoming a testimony to this fact. Shami was out of the selectors’ list for T20I cricket since the T20 World Cup 2021 in the United Arab Emirates.