Three Tests and a Tri-series give us a handful of classy performances from cricketers around the world this week. Centuries, excellent bowling performances, all-round performances with bat and ball – you name it, we have it this week.
Choosing just 7 out of them was tricky as it always is, but then we do sweat to make sure you don’t miss out on any of the laudable performances in a given week. Some good performances like the 90 from Babar Azam against New Zealand, Josh Hazlewood’s 4-for against South Africa and Jonny Bairstow’s gritty 89 miss out but such has been the quality on show this week.
On that note, take a look at the top 7 performances over the past 7 days!
#7 Mohammed Shami (India) – 3/63 against India
Bowling on the sub-continental pitches could be hard but Shami has consistently shown that with the right skills it is possible to buy wickets on these tracks. The 26-year-old had an unlucky start to the third Test at Mohali against England when he had Alastair Cook dropped by Jadeja in the slips and then dropped again by Ashwin, the latter chance an absolute sitter.
But, Shami is India’s most potent weapon with the new ball and the reversing ball. He bounced Moeen Ali out with a terrific short delivery and then cleaned up the lower order to make sure England were all out for just 283. With a little more luck and support from his teammates, Shami could’ve easily ended up with a fifer.