Mohammed Shami included in last ODI vs Kiwis after India lose series

Mohammed Shami included in last ODI vs Kiwis after India lose series

Mohammed Shami is considered as the most prolific performer for team India. India needs to finish with a morale boosting win on Feb 11. So, Shami will be brought back to empower Indian bowling. Jasprit Bumrah is again a concern for India as he consistently performing poorly.  

India desperately wants to win the last ODI against New Zealand to make it 2-1. However, it looks tough again as Kane Williamson also will be back for New Zealand and he’s in good form. Mohammed Shami can replace Jasprit Bumrah looks likely. But, Virat Kohli still finds Kedar Jadhav as a best option to play at no 6. Kedar Jadhav is not in good form but he’ll be given another chance as a batsman. Kyle Jamieson made a dream debut. He’ll be a threat for India in the last ODI on Feb 11.

3rd ODI between these two competing teams will be played at Mount Maunganui. India in this venue have good record of winning. Indian team won both their two ODIs played in this venue. A few changes in Indian team for the last ODI can be handy but not game changers. New Zealand is already on a high.

And they’ve nothing to lose and they’ll come hard at India again. Previous 2 matches were crucial for both teams but India left out Mohammed Shami and paid heavy price. Well, India rested Mohammed Shami in a crucial encounter. This tells a different story as Virat Kohli keeps winning combination not to be changed always. He used to make no changes but this time he has been caught in a nutshell.

Khalid M Raza

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