New Zealand’s Neil Wagner was very effective in the short series against Smith in the last series against Australia. Many speculate that India’s pace attack could be used to block the Australian star chiller in the upcoming Border-Gavaskar Trophy. But a few days ago, Smith warned India that if they go that route, they will have to suffer.
Gavaskar, considered one of the best batsmen in India’s history, told Sportsstar that no one can ever be fully prepared for a short ball.
No one can ever be ready for a short ball! A good short ball hurts even the best batsmen. No one can say “I’m ready”. “
In the series against Australia in December-January, Wagner Smith stopped with a short ball. One by one, his body was tied to the shelf ball in the tide of the Australian batsman at the top of his form. Smith did not make a single century in that three-Test series, only fifty-two. New Zealand’s left-arm pacer dismissed Smith for four shorts in the series.
Gavaskar thinks that Mohammad Shami, who specializes in short balls in the upcoming series against Australia, is India’s trump card. He believes that the short ball of the right line length for this fast bowler will cause problems for the rest of the Australians, including Smith.
“Mohammad Shami can make big bounces. If he can do it right, not too many batsmen will be able to handle him. ”
“He is not too tall and his short ball slides and comes along the batsman’s shoulders and head. And this delivery game is very difficult. If he has the right rhythm, it will not be easy for him to play. ”
India’s tour of Australia begins on November 26 with an ODI in Sydney. Then there will be T20 and test series in phases.