Mohammed Shami Now Focused on Improving 'Death Bowling'

India seamer Mohammed Shami, who was on Wednesday named in ICC ODI Team of the Year, has been rested for the ongoing ODI series against Sri Lanka.

Updated: November 06, 2014 16:31 IST
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Mohammad Shami was the highest wicket-taker in the three recent ODIs against West Indies. He claimed 10 wickets.


New Delhi: Pleased at being named in the International Cricket Council's (ICC) 2014 One-Day International (ODI) team, India seamer Mohammed Shami on Thursday said he is focused on improving his 'death-bowling' keeping in mind the forthcoming Australia tour and the ICC 2015 World Cup.

"My focus is to improve my bowling at the end of an innings. It is imperative that as a pacer I bowl well at the death. I am trying to incorporate more variations in my arsenal so that I can implement them in match situations," Shami said on the sidelines of a programme organised by his Indian Premier League (IPL) team Delhi Daredevils. (Also Read: Bhuvneshwar Wins ICC People's Choice Award)

"I am training to make my yorkers and slower deliveries more potent so that it helps me to pick up wickets. Yorkers are very important for a pacer, normally I back myself to bowl towards the end of an innings."

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