Shami said, ‘My performance for Kings XI Punjab in IPL gave me a lot of confidence and got me in the right position.’ Shami feels that a good performance in the IPL removed the pressure on him. He said, ‘The biggest advantage is that I can now prepare for the upcoming series without any pressure. There is no pressure on me. I am very comfortable right now.
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He said, ‘I have done a lot of work on my bowling and my fitness in lockdown. I knew that the IPL had to be organized and I was preparing myself for it. Shami said that Test matches are his priority on this tour and he has been working hard during the training season for the last one week.
He said, ‘This tour will be very long, which will start with white ball cricket, after which pink and red ball tests will be played. My focus has always been red ball cricket and I am working on my length and seam movement.