Shami comes out in support of Captain Kohli

Indian speedster Mohammed Shami today came out in full support of the Indian skipper Virat Kohli and said that his rotation policy for the home stretch helps cricketers like him get sufficient rest for the long grate.

“I fully support Kohli’s rotation policy. It gives rest to players like me to get ready not only for Tests but across formats,” Shami told reporters here.

This statement from Shami came subsequent to the 16-member India squad selection for the Sri Lanka Test series starting next month. In this likes of R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja have been included after not featuring in the ongoing ODI series against New Zealand and prior to that Australia.

Shami was part of the Australia series but played only one match in Bengaluru. He did not get a wicket in 10 overs. Both Shami and Umesh are played more in the five-day format with Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah the first choice fast bowlers in the ODI-setup.