The T20 World Cup in Australia is just a few months away, India selectors have been giving chance to those on the fringes and several newcomers as well while giving much-needed rest to senior players who seem to be an automatic choice for the world cup. However, not everyone might be able to make the cut and Ashish Nehra thinks among them could be veteran pacer Mohammed Shami who had an impressive IPL 2022.
“It seems like (he’s) not in the plan. Everybody knows what Shami is capable of. If he doesn’t get to play T20 World Cup, it’s understandable since he plays Test cricket regularly and several new fast bowlers have emerged whom you’ve been giving chances,” Nehra said.
“Next year there’s 50-over world cup and considering the experience Shami has, India should definitely look at him. There aren’t many ODI matches before the (ODI) world cup. This is a chance to play Shami who has had a break after IPL – play him in England (ODI series). You would want to win a series against a team like England and for that you need your best bowlers. In them I definitely count Shami” he added.