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ICC World Cup 2015: Richard Hadlee praises Mohammad Shami's show

ICC World Cup 2015: Richard Hadlee praises Mohammad Shami's show

by Khelnama News Desk | Cricket | 10th Mar 2015
Shami Ahmed impressed in his very first match in a high pressure game against Pakistan earlier this year and helped India beat their arch rivals. However, he hasn’t been awarded enough chances even though he has been one of the most economical
Shami Ahmed impressed in his very first match in a high pressure game against Pakistan earlier this year and helped India beat their arch rivals. However, he hasn’t been awarded enough chances even though he has been one of the most economical bowlers - economy of 4.36 in 11 games on batsman-friendly wickets isn’t that bad, after all - in the recent past.

Hamilton: India's pace spearhead Mohammed Shami on Monday received the biggest compliment in his two-year international career as one of the greatest fast bowlers of all time Sir Richard Hadlee termed the young seamer's efforts in the ICC Cricket World Cup"particularly impressive".

New Zealand's greatest cricketing icon said that the Indian bowling unit's turnaround after their disastrous Test and tri-series show has been very impressive.

"I am more impressed with the Indian pace attack now than a couple of months ago. In Australia (referring to Test series), I thought the attack really struggled with their line and length. They were too inconsistent. They've sorted that out now. Shami, in particular, has been impressive.

"The bowling has been the weaker suit, but they've sorted that out. That is going to make them very competitive in this tournament," Hadlee said during a media interaction for a World Cup promotional event at the Hobiton Movie Set here.

Like a true-blue Black Caps supporter, Hadlee's vote for the best fast bowling unit went to his countrymen Tim Southee, Trent Boult and Daniel Vettori.

"The four best attacks are New Zealand, Australia, South Africa and India. Our attack has proved they are the best in the world at the moment. Southee and Boult have taken 13 wickets each while Vettori has 12. We've bowled sides out which proves we are doing well.

"There are some other good bowling attacks. Australia, for one, with Mitchell Starc and Mitchell Johnson is a good attack. Steyn is getting better for South Africa with a good back up in Morkel. But South Africa will struggle in absence of a quality fifth bowler during knock-out stages."