“I try to go on what the captain wants from me on the day and probably Quinny [Quinton de Kock] behind the stumps. That is how I try to gauge things and try to do whatever the team needs on the day for us to win the game.”
Shamsi feels the bigger grounds for the T20 World Cup in Australia in October and November will highlight the skill of the batsman versus the bowler, and who can execute their skills better.
“As a bowler, that [bigger grounds] helps because you can come up with certain game plans to try to counter what the batsmen might try to do.”
SA travel to Bristol for two T20s against Ireland on Wednesday and Friday — effectively their final chance to assess who should make up the squad for the World Cup. After the Ireland T20s, SA head to Lord’s for the first of three Test matches against England.