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Mohammed Shami dismisses Jos Buttler’s scare ahead of Qualifier 1

Mohammed Shami will lead the Gujarat Titans’ bowling attack in Tuesday’s IPL 2022 Qualifier 1 match against the Rajasthan Royals at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata (May 24). The right-arm fast has bowled some spectacular powerplay stints for his team and is the biggest wicket-taker so far this season for Gujarat Titans. The 31-year-old has taken 18 wickets in 14 games and has put his international experience to good use.

The weather in Kolkata is gloomy, and there is a potential for rain, which implies that the fast bowlers will have a good time bowling. In humid circumstances, the ball seams a lot, and there is no better exponent than Shami when it comes to getting the new ball to move with his brilliant seam position. He will face off against Rajasthan Royals’ Jos Buttler, who currently holds the orange cap. Shami outlined his strategy for the Englishman and stated that he is unconcerned about the dasher’s form.

Shami emphasized the necessity of focusing on controllable aspects such as relaxation and sleep rather than the opponent’s form. He emphasized two criteria, skillset and self-belief, when confronting any batter and stated that he has always followed it against his opponents.

Meanwhile, Gujarat Titans concluded the league stages on top of the points table with ten wins in 14 games, courtesy of a team effort headed by new captain Hardik Pandya. They now have two chances to reach the IPL 2022 finals, since they finished first and second, respectively.