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This Stat Proves Kane Williamson Can’t Handle Mohammed Shami

Mohammed Shami is too hot to handle for Kane Williamson.

Mohammed Shami has been brilliant with the ball in hand in the ongoing IPL 2022 having taken 13 wickets; he’s been phenomenal in the powerplay: Shami has taken the most wickets- 8 – in the powerplay so far this season at a miserly economy of 8.57/.

One of those was the big scalp of Sunrisers Hyderabad skipper Kane Williamson, on Wednesday evening at the scenic Wankhede. Mohammed Shami had bowled an exciting first over that included some close shaves of superb deliveries to Abhishek Sharma while also conceding 10 runs off wides straying down the leg side.

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He’s been in a gorgeous rhythm throughout the season with the new ball. In his next over, he added Kane Williamson’s name to his starry dismissals. But he wasn’t deterred from the fact that Williamson had just flicked his in-swinger to a boundary on the leg side.  Mohammed Shami came back with another sharp in-swinger that caught Williamson, one of the best in the world, off guard with his pace and skiddiness.

A beautiful upright seam, jags into Williamson who attempts a lax drive and was beaten through his bat and pad gap. Stumps rattled, Shami and Gujarat Titans elated. Wankhede in frenzy. Williamson helpless.

This further added to Mohammed Shami’s dominance over the New Zealand skipper in T20 cricket. In the shortest format, Shami’s numbers against Williamson read: 11 innings, 53 balls, 70 runs, 5 dismissals; average of 14 and strike rate of 132. Shami has got the better of the Kiwi captain once in international T20I and four times in the IPL. Gujarat banked on Shami’s favourable match-up against the SRH captain, and the senior pacer delivered.

This piece of statistics shows how well Mohammed Shami has bowled against Kane Williamson and hasn’t given him anything to work with.

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Jatin Khandelwal

Hi, I am Jatin Khandelwal. Cricket writing came accidentally for me with an undergrad engineering degree. With opportunities first as a freelancer and then full-time, and experience with time, I have grown in the role. The Cricket Lounge is a place where I can thrive with the best of my abilities.

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