Punjab Kings head coach Anil Campbell on Saturday confirmed that the Indian step Mohamed Shami has regained its form and is therefore good to enter into theirs IPL Opening of a campaign in 2021 against the Rajasthan Royals on April 12.
Shami had suffered a wrist injury during the Adelaide Pink Ball test against Australia last December and was therefore excluded from all consecutive matches that India played Down Under and at home. However, Shami began training low-intensity at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru earlier last month, as reported by Sportstar, and Kumble believes the pacer is fit to return to the game of Punjab XI in their first game.
“He is well, as far as I know. He comes to the quarantine bio balloon and will be out in a few days. I know he hasn’t played matches since his injury, but it’s good to go. We are really happy to play a few practice games and then prepare for the first game, “Campbell told Sportstar.
Shami will be part of an exciting lineup that the Punjab Kings managed to form after the IPL 2021 auction in Chennai last month. The franchise was tight Joy Richardson and Riley Meredith for INRs of 14 kroner and INR of 8 kroner, respectively, adding to similar ones to Jordan Jordan, Arshdeep Singh, Ishan Porel and Darshan Nalkande. In addition, they also have a multifunctional rhythm in Moises Henriques, which was selected for INR 4.2 crore at this auction.
“I think in smaller auctions, people tend to forget that the opportunities are minimal. Every team wants to strengthen and fill the gaps, and because the options are less, you tend to spend a lot more on the players. We wanted to have a team that gives us options in case we want to spin a few of our fast bowlers. Even our young Indian pacers are exciting. It’s a pretty long tournament and the conditions are going to be pretty hot, “Campbell said.
Campbell further confirmed this KL Rahul will be their first choice of wikiper before Nikola Pooran and Prabhsimran Singh.
“KL will start as a goalkeeper at the door and then we will call. Last year did great and will continue this year. ”