A relatively new face compared to others mentioned in this list, Mohammad Shami was born in Amroha in 1990 and made his international One Day debut against Pakistan in January 2013. He has played 50 ODi’s for India and has also represented Bengal, India A, Dehli Daredevils and Kolkata Knight Riders.
Shami’s numbers have already shown that he is on his way to becoming one of the greats of all time, with 91 wickets in 50 matches at an average of 25.37 and a strike rate of 27.7. His economy rate of 5.48 runs per over is pretty good if you spare some thought for the number of overs he bowls in the power plays. He bowls at a very quick pace, sometimes hitting speeds of 140 kph’s, retaining constant accuracy. Shami does not give the batsman any margin to score and his ability to move the ball both ways is an asset.
He was the main strike bowler for India in the 2015 World Cup in the seaming tracks of Australia and New Zealand and led India to the semi-finals. His best figures of 4 for 35 came against Pakistanis in the same World Cup. Like any fast bowler, Shami has had a few injuries along the way and his knee, in particular, has given him trouble. However, his persistence has served him well to remain in the limelight despite minor setbacks. His consistency and accuracy is unmatched to any other swing bowler in the present day and surely will improve with more great spells in time to come.Trivia – It was later revealed that Shami had played the 2015 world cup with a knee injury.