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Dale Steyn picks Mohammed Shami as best bowler based on current form

India have now gathered 300 points in six games while carrying on their undisputed run in the Test Championship.

Mohammed Shami
Mohammed Shami. (Photo Source: Twitter)

India registered a comprehensive win against Bangladesh in the first clash in the two-match Test series. Virat Kohli and Co declared their innings on the morning of Day 3 after attaining a massive lead of 343 runs against the visitors. In reply, Bangladesh bundled out for 213 runs against a formidable bowling line-up including Mohammed Shami as India won the encounter by an innings and 130 runs.

With this win, India have attained a massive lead while staying at the top of the table in ICC World Test Championships. India have now gathered 300 points in six games while carrying on their undisputed run in the Test Championship. Mohammed Shami emerged as the top picks amongst the Indian bowling attack against Bangladesh.

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The 29-year-old picked up three wickets in the first innings at an economy of 2.08 including five maidens. Shami continued to impress in the second innings too by scalping four wickets while conceding 31 runs in his spell, including seven maidens.

The speedster has now become the most successful bowler in the last two years when it comes to bowling in the second innings. Shami has now 51 wickets under his belt from only 20 innings. Shami tops the list with the likes of Australia’s Pat Cummins (48) and Nathan Lyon (47) behind him.

Based on the current form, former South African pacer Dale Steyn has labeled Shami as the best bowler. Steyn picked up Shami as his pick amongst the current bowling lot to a fan during a Question & Answer session on Twitter. Shami now has 173 scalps to his name in just 46 Test matches at an economy of 3.29.

Steyn also had a few words of praise for young Naseem Shah and said that he had ‘some wheels’.

Dale Steyn released by RCB ahead of IPL 2020

Dale Steyn, who had played just two matches in IPL 2019 before hurting his shoulder, was released by Royal Challengers Bangalore ahead of the IPL 2020 auction. A major reason for Steyn being released by RCB was his fitness issues. Steyn had an illustrious career while representing the Proteas in all formats of the game.

The right-arm pacer picked up 196 wickets in ODIs including 3 five-wicket hauls. Steyn also had a phenomenal record in Tests and had 439 scalps in 93 Tests for South Africa.

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