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    I really liked the look of Mohammed Shami during the ODIs against Australia so I was very happy to see him selected in the Test team and from what I saw, he looked very good. Has the potential to be the best right arm quick from India since Srinath. Not the loftiest of goals, but still.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NUFAN View Post
    I really liked the look of Mohammed Shami during the ODIs against Australia so I was very happy to see him selected in the Test team and from what I saw, he looked very good. Has the potential to be the best right arm quick from India since Srinath. Not the loftiest of goals, but still.
    That's a pretty lofty goal and I'd be delighted if he has a career that's comparable to Srinath's.

    Lets not get ahead of ourselves anyways, he bowled really well, but it was just the Windies after all.

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    As i posted in the tour thread. He has a better action than any other Indian Seamer I have ever seen including Kapil Dev (he was a good bowler but his action was nothing to write home about). His run up bothers me though and he looks a bit unco and off balance when he is running in and would think he would be better served to reconstruct it.

    Mentally he needs more experience and I reckon a batsman with a bit of a swagger could dominate him while he is still wet behind the ears.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NUFAN View Post
    I really liked the look of Mohammed Shami during the ODIs against Australia so I was very happy to see him selected in the Test team and from what I saw, he looked very good. Has the potential to be the best right arm quick from India since Srinath. Not the loftiest of goals, but still.
    Quite like the fact that he's come up in the first impressions thread.

    While I think I may him seen him play in the Champions League for KKR a couple of years ago as well, my first real look at him was his ODI debut in January this year. I could see why he was successful domestically; bowled at a decent pace and got a little bit a movement, but I thought he was fundamentally flawed in that his front arm was very inconsistent and he often got no momentum through the crease. He took me as a guy who was putting absolutely everything into every ball to achieve the mid-130s pace he was generating and as such had comparatively little control over the rest of his movements.

    There was some noted improvements in his action when he played IPL this year, but by the time he showed up in the ODIs against Australia he looked almost a completely different bowler to me. He gets himself nicely side on for every ball now, possibly owing to him fixing that front arm properly and explodes through the crease properly. He seems a bit stronger in general than when I first saw him and he really looks a proper Test prospect now. It'll be interesting to see if he can maintain it all given he wasn't bowling even close to this well twelve months ago. It seems the time in the national setup has genuinely helped him immensely so far which isn't something you often say about Indian seamers..
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    Interesting. Now we need Xuhaib's verdict and if it's positive we can pretty much lock him in as a future Indian ATG.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smalishah84 View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by NUFAN View Post
    I really liked the look of Mohammed Shami during the ODIs against Australia so I was very happy to see him selected in the Test team and from what I saw, he looked very good. Has the potential to be the best right arm quick from India since Srinath. Not the loftiest of goals, but still.
    Who is it now? Ajit Agarkar?

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    By 25 Shami will lose his pace, by 27 he'll lose his movement
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maximas View Post
    By 25 Shami will lose his pace, by 27 he'll lose his movement
    Meh. The second test will be over by the 18.
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