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Mohammed Shami’s versatility will be Manoj Tiwary’s key

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Oct 6, 2017, 2:48 am IST
Updated : Oct 6, 2017, 2:49 am IST

Shami has been released from the Indian T20 squad for the Australia series and would be Bengal’s key player on a placid Airforce ground track.

Mohammed Shami
 Mohammed Shami

New Delhi: Speedster Mohammed Shami’s versatility will be skipper Manoj Tiwary's key weapon as Bengal take on Services in a group D opening round encounter of the Ranji Trophy, on Friday. Shami has been released from the Indian T20 squad for the Australia series and would be Bengal’s key player on a placid Airforce ground track.

“Having Shami is a big plus for our side. Admitted it's a track where 20 wickets can be difficult but a bowler of Shami’s ability gives you that confidence,” skipper Tiwary said on the eve of the match.

Shami has had run-ins with injuries but will Tiwary preserve him considering Indian team needs him? “I am the captain of Bengal team and if I need him to bowl four spells, he would have to bowl for the team,” Tiwary said.

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