Former India cricketer Ashish Nehra has said that veteran pacer Mohammed Shami may not play in the T20 World Cup to be held in Australia.
India will consider Shami at home for the 2023 ODI World Cup: Ashish Nehra (Reuters Photo)
- Nehra feels Shami is not part of the current T20 World Cup plan
- Shami last represented India in the shortest format against Namibia in 2021
- Shami is set to play for India against England during the sixth and final Test
Former India pacer Ashish Nehra feels Mohammed Shami is not a part of the current plan for the T20 World Cup but could be a lethal option for the Rohit Sharma-led side in the ODI World Cup in India next year. Huh.
Shami is set to play for India during the sixth and final Test (July 1-5) against England, which will conclude last year’s Test series. Notably, the 31-year-old pacer last represented India in the shortest format against Namibia in the 2021 T20 World Cup and has failed to find a place in the team since then.
“It seems that he is not included in the current plan for the T20 World Cup. But we all know about his abilities. Even if he doesn’t play in this year’s T20 World Cup, India will definitely play in 2023. Will consider him for. World Cup at home. We don’t have many ODIs this year and Shami is on break after IPL at the moment. India might play him for a 50-over game in England after the Test match,” Nehra told Cricbuzz.
Nehra said that India would like to play with their best players, Shami is definitely one of them.
“We don’t have many ODIs this year and Shami is on a break at the moment after the IPL. India could play him for a 50-over game in England after the Test match. You will play three ODIs against top quality England. A white-ball team like that, and you would definitely love to beat them. And for that you need your best bowlers. I will definitely take Shami in that bracket,” he said.