World Cup 2023: Indian fast bowler Mohammed Shami has unleashed a reign of terror in the ODI World Cup 2023, grabbing a staggering 9 wickets in just two matches, leaving cricket enthusiasts in awe of his ferocious form.
A Formidable Force:
Shami’s presence in the ODI World Cup has been nothing short of formidable. His aggressive style on the field has made him a standout performer in the tournament, a force to be reckoned with.
Shami’s World Cup Impact:
World Cup 2023: In the 2023 ODI World Cup, Mohammed Shami has created ripples with his extraordinary performance in just two matches. He notched up an impressive 5-wicket haul in the tournament’s opening match and followed it up with another 4-wicket haul in the second game. Shami seems to elevate his game to another level when it’s World Cup time. Since his debut in 2013, he has established himself as an ODI World Cup specialist for Team India, with his first World Cup appearance in 2015.
Consistency in World Cups:
Shami’s journey in ODI World Cups has been consistently remarkable. In the 2015 edition, he claimed 17 wickets in just 7 matches, a performance that set the stage for his World Cup prowess. In the 2019 World Cup, he achieved the astonishing feat of grabbing 14 wickets in only 4 matches, which included a memorable hat-trick. In the ongoing 2023 World Cup, he has played only two matches yet has already amassed 9 crucial wickets to his name.
World Cup Record Breaker:
World Cup 2023: In the ODI World Cup arena, Shami has been a relentless wicket-taker, amassing a total of 40 wickets in just 13 matches at an impressive average of 14.07. During this remarkable journey, he has achieved the coveted milestone of five-wicket hauls twice and four-wicket hauls on four occasions. His best bowling figures in a World Cup match stand at 5/54. Shami currently ranks 11th on the list of bowlers with the most wickets in the history of the World Cup.
Impressive ODI Career:
Mohammed Shami’s ODI journey commenced in January 2013, and since then, he has represented India in 96 ODI matches. Over this span, he has scalped 229 wickets at an average of 27.71. His exceptional bowling prowess is evident in his six five-wicket hauls and twelve four-wicket hauls during his ODI career.
World Cup 2023: As Mohammed Shami continues to make batsmen sweat and records tumble in the ODI World Cup 2023, cricket aficionados can’t help but admire the sheer brilliance and consistency of this fiery fast bowler.
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