Brad Hogg believes Mohammed Shami to be a game changer in India tour of England test series
The most awaited and exciting test series between India and England is going to begin from tomorrow where England being the host. The first test match between India and England will be played in Nottingham. India would like to end their drought of not winning the test series in England in recent times. They lost the last three-test series in England 0-4 in 2011, 1-3 in 2014, and 1-4 in 2018. Bu this time around many believes India can turn this as they have the best opportunity to beat England in their backyard including the former Australian cricketer Brad Hogg.
Even though India had lost the first World Test Championship final to New Zealand that happened in June. Brad Hogg believes India will be well prepared to play in English conditions as they have been in the UK for over a month and also have played a few games along with some intra-squad matches and more importantly three-day warm-up against Select County XI.
The former Australian cricketer Brad Hogg stated that “The last time India went to England in 2018, they got walloped 4-1. But this is a new series. They have been over there for two months. They have played in the World Test Championship final. They have played a lot of warm-up games. So, there are no excuses they should be adjusted to these foreign conditions”.
The depth in the pace attack has been India’s strength for a long time now in the test series played in England. Even the current Indian team which is going to play against England comprises four top-class fast bowlers namely Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Mohammed Shami, and Ishant Sharma. India’s depth in fast bowling is one of the best going around the world. Former Australian cricketer expects Mohammed Shami to be a game-changer for India.
Brad Hogg further added by saying “If you look at Shami, he bowled brilliantly the last time. He was just beating the outside edge and had a couple of dropped chances. But I think Shami it’s going to be bee’s knees in this series. He is the one who is going to win it for India. I think he is going to have a lot more luck if he bowls as he did in the World Test Championship final”.