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WTC Final: Mohammed Shami and Mohammed Siraj are essential threats in India assault, says Steve Smith

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By India Today Sports Desk: Australia cricketer Steve Smith acknowledged that Mohammed Shami and Mohammed Siraj could be the principle threats in India assault inside the upcoming World Test Championship (WTC) remaining.

Seam and swing are anticipated to play a defining place inside the English circumstances as India and Australia gear as a lot as battle at The Oval from June 7 to 11. Smith added that Australia should play correctly as a result of the dukes ball will go nicely with India correctly.

“They have got a good mix of quality seam bowlers, with Shami and Siraj probably their two main guys,” Smith acknowledged in a pre-match press conference.

“They have really good skills and the Dukes ball will suit them nicely. And then obviously their spinners as well, who bowl well in all conditions. So I think they have a good attack and we are going to have to play well against them this week.”

The World Test Championship remaining will start at 10:30am native time (3 PM IST) on June 7.

Smith moreover backed Michael Neser and Scott Boland to make an impression within the occasion that they get picked for the WTC Final. Australia have been pressured to make modifications of their bowling division after Josh Hazlewood was dominated out of the last word.

Former Australia captain Smith acknowledged that Neser has all the qualities to return straight into the having fun with XI.

“(I’ve got) so much faith, he (Neser) is a quality performer,” Smith acknowledged. “I faced him against (County side) Glamorgan a couple of weeks ago and he bowled beautifully.

“He has got great skills and he’s added some of the inswingers we have seen him bowl when the wicket is a bit flatter. So he has got loads of skills and is batting nicely as well, so he is a great package. If he gets an opportunity he will certainly do a very good job.”

Scot Boland, who was named inside the distinctive 15-man squad, has carried out only one Test away and is however to take a wicket exterior Australia in Test cricket.

“I think we will get what Scotty does pretty well,” Smith acknowledged. “He hits a good length, hits the top of the stumps, seams the ball around, swings it if he wants to and he has got great skills as well. No doubt he will be a challenge if he gets the nod,” Smith acknowledged.

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