Sports Desk. India’s Cricket World Cup (ICC Cricket World Cup 2023) campaign has reached the semi-finals. In the first semi-final, the first semi-final match between India and New Zealand (IND vs NZ) is being played in Mumbai (Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai) on Wednesday. By winning this match, the Indian team would like to avenge the defeat suffered by New Zealand in the 2019 World Cup semi-finals. For this, Indian fast bowlers will have to bowl lethally. The team will have high expectations from Mohammed Shami, who is playing his 100th ODI match (100th ODI match for India). Shami is the 36th player to play 100 ODI matches for India. In the current tournament, Shami has so far taken 16 wickets in five matches at an average of 9.56.
Let us tell you that Shami started his ODI career against Pakistan in the year 2013 (ODI Debut vs PAK in 2013). This 33-year-old bowler has so far taken 187 wickets in 99 matches at an average of 24.13. His economy rate has been 5.54. Shami is the Indian bowler who has taken five wicket hauls the maximum number of times in ODI cricket, four times. His best performance has been five wickets for 18 runs. He has also taken four wicket hauls 10 times. This right-arm fast bowler is the highest wicket taker for India in the World Cup. Till now he has taken 47 wickets in 16 innings of 17 matches. Zaheer Khan and Javagal Srinath are jointly the second Indian bowlers to take the most wickets in the World Cup with 44 wickets each.
It is noteworthy that in the year 2023, Shami has played 17 ODI matches. During this period, he has taken 35 wickets at an average of 17.25. His economy rate was 5.20. This year Shami has taken four wicket haul once and five wicket haul thrice. His best performance has been five wickets for 18 runs. 2019 was the best year of Shami’s ODI career. That year this player had taken 42 wickets in 21 matches. Shami has so far taken 229 wickets in 122 innings of 64 Test matches at an average of 27.71 and economy rate of 3.31. His best performance during this period has been six wickets for 56 runs. He has taken five wicket hauls six times in his Test career.
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