We have a plan for each of the Australian batsmen: Mohammed Shami

Mohammed Shami was rested for the limited overs series against Sri Lanka.

Mohammed Shami
Mohammed Shami. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Indian pacer Mohammed Shami has got a plan in place for Steve Smith and his men. India will host Australia in the limited overs series, starting on 17th September in Chennai. The visitors played the only practice game yesterday and won with 100-plus run margin. With almost all the batters looking in good touch ahead of the series.

Shami, who was rested for the limited overs series against Sri Lanka, is raring to go and wants to do well in the all important fixtures. The Bengal pacer had a decent outing against West Indies earlier, during India’s tour of the Caribbean. Post that, Shami bowled well during the Test series against Lankans and claimed quite a number of wickets under his bag.


Big plans for Smith and co

“We have some plans for each of their batsmen — (especially Smith and Warner). There’s always some new plan in place. The key is about executing it on the field,” Shami told reporters at the Eden Gardens on the sidelines of the Bengal Ranji team’s training session.

Maiden ODI at Eden Gardens

“It’s a matter of pride to play an ODI at my home ground. I hope to make it count and deliver for my team,” Shami, who last played an ODI against West Indies in July, said. “Australia are a strong team. It’s difficult to say that (clean sweep) but we will try our best for a good show. The conditions will play a big role,” Shami added.

It will be interesting to see if Shami can manage to create early inroads and help India clinch yet another trophy against the Australians, after the 2-1 Test series win earlier this year. Interestingly, this will be Shami’s maiden ODI game at his home ground, Eden Gardens. And the pacer is working hard to make it a memorable one.