Sanjay Bangar hails Mohammed Shami’s dismissal of Michael Bracewell as a valuable learning experience
Former India batting coach Sanjay Bangar has praised veteran pacer Mohammed Shami for his dismissal of New Zealand’s Michael Bracewell during the series-clinching win in the second ODI in Raipur. Shami’s performance in the match, where he took 3 wickets for 18 runs in 6 overs, helped restrict New Zealand to 108 runs and secure an eight-wicket victory for India.
Bangar believes that Shami’s dismissal of Bracewell, which occurred when the pacer bowled over the wicket to the left-handed batter, was a valuable learning experience and that it could be a strategy that Shami employs in future games. “You are required to do something different. Mohammed Shami will probably take a huge learning from this. We might see him doing this going forward as well. When the right-arm bowler comes over the wicket to a left-handed batter, an angle and a slight blind spot are created,” said Bangar during a discussion on Star Sports. “You need to exploit that, and he showed a demonstration of that in a brilliant fashion. Mohammed Shami will have to mix this, around the wicket and over the wicket angle to get better success and to get earlier dismissals,” he added.
The win also helped India move up in the Men’s ODI team rankings, as New Zealand’s loss allowed England to take the top spot, with New Zealand coming in second and India in third. All three teams currently hold a rating of 113 points.