The team will not be harmed even if the big name retires, the bench is ready: Mohammed Shami

India’s fast bowler Mohammed Shami believes that the series win in Australia has proved that India’s young bowlers are ready to retain the bowlers. India were to play the final Test in Gabba against Australia without the fast-paced innings of Mohammed Shami, Ishant Shami, Jaspreet Bumrah and Umesh Yadav.

Even the spin duo of R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja missed the crucial Test due to related injuries. But the likes of Mohammad Siraj, Shardul Thakur, T Natarajan and Washington Sundar advanced the challenge and gave India a memorable win at Forta Gabba.

Shami said that there would be a smooth transition when the current crop of players withdrew from the game.

When our time comes (to retire), the youth will be ready to take over from us, the more they play, the better. I think the transition would be very easy whenever done with the game, Shami, who was ruled out of the series due to a wrist injury after the Adelaide Test.

Even if a big name retires, the team will not suffer a loss. The bench is ready. Experience is always required and youth will have it in due time.

He said, the tendency to carry net bowlers in a bubble environment helped them in a big way and gave them valuable performances.

Whoever comes in with an open mind, talks openly, and is very confident. They are prepared to bowl with the new ball or the old ball. The way he performed in Australia reflects his character.

He said, beating Australia in Australia is a huge achievement, we were able to do it twice, that too without any senior bowler. It showed that we can trust the youth.

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