India captain Virat Kohli today hinted that possibility of including fit-again Mohammed Shami who got four wickets for Bengal in the Vijay Hazare final against Tamil Nadu today.
Shami bowled with a lot of fire on a placid Kotla pitch.
“We sent him to play, wanted to give him match practice. I’ve not spoken to selectors but all kinds of possibility approaching the next Test,” Kohli said.
Shami was the part of the Bengal squad which lost the Vijay Hazare Trophy earlier today. However, the loss should not overshadow Shami’s performance in the match as he bowled with a lot of fire, scalping 4 for 26.
Previously, Shami, who played one match for Bengal at the league stage was declared fit to play the summit clash and made a comeback after a pretty long time. Also Read: Vijay Hazare Trophy: Dinesh Karthik century leads Tamil Nadu to title win
Even Delhi Daredevils team officials would have keenly watched Shami’s performance at the Feroz Shah Kotla. Shami was a part of the team that won Hazare Trophy back in 2012 and his performance in that tournament brought him into national reckoning. Also Read: IPL 2017: A big blow for Delhi Daredevils as JP Duminy withdraws from tournament
However, today, Tamil Nadu bowlers showed unbelievable discipline and restricted Bengal to 180 to beat them by 37 runs in the Vijay Hazare Trophy final. Karthik (112) was the only significant scorer for Tamil Nadu en route to their meagre total of 217 in 47.2 overs.
This was the third time that Tamil Nadu prevailed over Bengal in the National One-Day meet having beaten them in 2008-09 and 2009-10.
(With Inputs from PTI)