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Mohammed Shami takes his 50th scalp in ODIs, against Afghanistan in Asia Cup 2014

Mohammed Shami has been India's best pacer in recent times © Getty Images (File Photo)
Mohammed Shami has been India’s best pacer in recent times © Getty Images (File Photo)

Mar 5, 2014

India‘s pace spearhead, Mohammed Shami has now taken 50 One-Day International (ODI) wickets in just 29 matches. His 50th ODI scalp was of Samiullah Shenwari, which he registered during the ongoing Asia Cup 2014 encounter between India and Afghanistan.

Shami has had a wonderful international career so far, after making his debut against the same opposition last year in January. Over the course of this one year, he has graduated from being an understudy to leading the attack in all three formats. Shami made his Test debut last November against West Indies, which was also Sachin Tendulkar‘s 199th Test.

Shami has been India’s primary wicket-taking pacer in recent times, and has worked his way towards this 50th scalp with a strike rate of 29.8 in ODIs. to support this impressive strike rate, he has operated at an average of just 28.10. These are impressive numbers for an Indian quick in times when an Indian attack is expected to leak around 300 runs in an ODI almost everytime they take the field.

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