Mohammed Shami now has duties to the national team after the end of the league. India will play against Australia and it seems that the atmosphere in the team is great "The success of this group is largely because of the camaraderie we share among ourselves.
There is no real secret as such but it lies in each other's strengths. We have a common goal and all of us look to collectively achieve that," Shami told bcci.tv. "There is a healthy competition but there is no rivalry within the group.
If you look at the numbers, we have managed to pick 20 wickets almost on all our away tours. Even at home in the Freedom Trophy (against South Africa) or the pink-ball Test (against Bangladesh), the fast bowling group was very effective.
We have a lot of discussion among ourselves. We hunt in pairs," he added.
Their team decided to train with open nets "My focus area has been the red ball and I am working on my lengths and seam movement.
I have always felt that once you start pitching the ball at the lengths you desire, you can succeed in different formats. What you need is control. I have done well with the white-ball and now spending time in the nets bowling with the red ball.
You don't bowl in the same area since both formats are different, but your basics don't change much," the 30-year old said However, he believes that his team is better faster and that they will achieve success.
He says he is currently playing without pressure "The biggest advantage is that I can now prepare for the upcoming series without any pressure. There is no burden on me. I am very comfortable at the moment. I had worked hard on my bowling and my fitness in the lockdown," the Bengal pacer said.
"Our fast bowling group can bowl at 140 kph plus and you need that kind of pace in Australia. Even our reserves are quick, you don't get to see that kind of an attack," he said. "We thrive on challenges.
We have the experience. We have variety in our spin bowling attack too. We can bowl fast but we are all different, our skills are different. India have quality batsmen and we bowl at them in the nets. We don't look at names, we focus on our skills. You can be a world-class batsman, but one good ball will still get you out," Shami further added.