“Mohammed Shami’s seam is the straightest thing in the world” – Glenn Maxwell
By SMCS - Nov 11, 2023 9:38 am
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Star Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell has impressed with the Indian pace attack in the 2023 World Cup, especially Mohammed Shami, who has been in sublime form for the Indian team. In just four games this World Cup, Shami has 16 wickets already. Maxwell recently commented on India’s pace trio and lauded Shami for his incredible seam position that helps him move the ball both ways as well.

Speaking on the Club Prairie Fire podcast, Glenn Maxwell said: “Mohammed Shami’s seam is the straightest thing in the world. The carpenter’s would love to get a straight angle. Shami is too good with the new ball. We know how good Bumrah is and Siraj is a wicket taker so he might be the guy, one can try and taken on. But his late outswing is so difficult to face.”

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However, India have arguably the most well-rounded bowling attack in the World Cup so far, especially with the likes of Shami, Siraj and Bumrah as well. And, Glenn Maxwell believes if the opposition decides to put pressure on India by taking on the bowlers in the powerplay, they could force them to look for Plan B.

Mohammed Shami
Mohammed Shami and Mohammed Siraj bowled in tandem

On this, Glenn Maxwell said: “I think one of the key things we have found against India is that if you can get the ball scuffed early enough, play a few shots even if it is swinging, just take them on try and get some sort of edge into the cricket ball. I think we have found that teams who have gone defensively against them in the powerplay, then you are just a sitting duck. You are basically going to bring them back in the game.”