Danish Kaneria Opines Shami And Siraj Would’ve Trouble Any World-class Batter
By CricShots - Jan 23, 2023 11:50 am
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Former Pakistan spinner Danish Kaneria has reserved immense praise for India’s fast bowling attack, saying that even the best batters in the world would have struggled to face Mohammed Shami and Mohammed Siraj in Raipur. Shami scalped three wickets as India beat New Zealand by 8 wickets to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match ODI series. In the latest video on his Youtube channel, Kaneria said Shami and Siraj formed a lethal new-ball partnership and any batter would have struggled against them.

Mohammed Shami
Mohammed Siraj and Mohammed Shami

As per the quotes in India Today, Danish Kaneria said, “Mohammed Siraj continues to show incredible form and is bowling with some good rhythm. Once again, he formed a lethal new-ball partnership with Shami and pushed New Zealand on the back foot straight away. Even the best batters in the world would have struggled to play Shami and Siraj yesterday.”

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He said that the pitch did provide assistance to the bowlers but said that the Kiwi batters failed to counter the Indian pacers.

Elaborating the same, Danish Kaneria said, “Yes, the pitch did have moisture in it and because of that the pacers did get help in seam movement. However, New Zealand batters have faced such conditions back home. Yet, they were exposed, thanks to some brilliant bowling from the Indian pacers.”

Danish Kaneria
Danish Kaneria

Danish Kaneria said Shami was outstanding with his line and length, adding that it seemed like we were watching a vintage version of Shami.

Former spinner suggested, “Mohammed Shami was outstanding with his line and length and troubled the New Zealand batters with his seam movement. It was almost like we were watching a vintage Mohammed Shami.”

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India’s pace attack led by Mohammed Shami produced a sensational performance to bowl out New Zealand for 108 in the second ODI after Rohit Sharma won the toss and opted to bowl. With their high-quality seam bowling on a helping pitch, Shami (3/18) and Mohammed Siraj (1/10) made life difficult for the batters as New Zealand was reduced to 15 for five in the first 11 over at the Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh Stadium.