The experienced pacer Mohammed Shami, according to former India batting coach Sanjay Bangar, will learn from his dismissal of New Zealander Michael Bracewell in the series-clinching victory in the second ODI in Raipur. India only allowed the visitors 108 runs thanks to a brilliant bowling performance by Shami, who recorded outstanding figures of 3/18 in his six overs. The seasoned pacer ran over the wicket to dismiss Bracewell in the middle of the Kiwis’ batting innings, which is something he normally does not do to left-handers. Bangar commented on the dismissal, saying that Shami would learn from it and possibly use it in future matches.
“You are required to do something different. Mohammed Shami will probably take 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,” told 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,” added Bangar.
The Men in Blue had a huge advantage in the match thanks to their dominant showing with the ball, and the batting unit used that advantage to complete the chase in the second innings in under 21 overs. In addition, the eight-wicket victory led to some adjustments in the Men’s ODI team rankings as England replaced New Zealand as the top team as a result of the Kiwis’ loss to India. The BlackCaps are now in second place with 113 rating points and 3166 total points, while England is first with 3,400 total points. India, which has 4,847 points and a rating of 113, is able to move up to third position despite having played 13 more matches than the top-ranked team at the moment.