Since the 2019 IPL, Mohammed Shami has been at his best in the first six overs.© BCCI/IPL
Gujarat Titans pacer Mohammed Shami broke the back of the Lucknow Super Giants batting lineup in an IPL 2022 match earlier this week when he took the wickets of KL Rahul, Quinton de Kock and Manish Pandey. Shami gave the opposition camp a serious headache and it’s no surprise that the pacer did the damage in the power playovers. Since the 2019 IPL, Shami has been at his best in the first six overs and has proven time and again to be the match winner for his side.
Since 2019 IPL, Shami has thrown the fourth most dot balls in the money-rich league and has a dotball percentage of 42.68. Since the 2019 edition, Shami has taken 61 wickets in 43 matches.
Speaking of power playovers, Shami has taken 17 wickets in the first six overs since the 2019 IPL. The Seamer is also the bowler with the second most point balls in the power play phase of matches in the past three editions of the IPL.
In the match against Lucknow Super Giants, Shami returned with figures of 3-10 and this is the sixth best figures in the power play at Wankhede Stadium in the IPL.
Gujarat Titans had beaten Lucknow Super Giants by five wickets at Wankhede Stadium on Monday after Rahul Tewatia went on to go through an unbeaten knockout of 40. Gujarat chased 159 with five wickets in hand and two balls left.
Gujarat Titans will face Delhi Capitals next Saturday at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune and Delhi’s top ranks will have to be careful when facing Shami.
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