Shami, Shreyas Iyer & Co enjoy desert safari

IND vs SA LIVE: Mohd Shami, Shreyas Iyer- India pace spearhead Mohammad Shami & star batsman Shreyas Iyer recently enjoyed a desert safari in South Africa ahead of the Boxing Day Test. Cricket South Africa have ensured Indian players are making the most of their time in the African continent as a goodwill gesture of not cancelling the Test & ODI tour amid the threat of the new COVID variant Omicron. Follow India Tour of South Africa live updates on InsideSport.IN

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Sharing a video in the desert, Shami shared a clip with an Arabic tune to match the vibes while Shreyas Iyer also shared a picture of the desert with the caption: Something super exciting is coming up!”. It is notable that Thar in Africa is the biggest desert on Earth.

Reacting to the clip, a user wrote: “Bhai Africa pahunch gye… Ab to dubai bhool jaiye.”

Mohd Shami 5 scalps away from 200 Test wickets:

After being rested from the home series against New Zealand, Mohd Shami will be returning to red-ball format with the first Test at Centurion. Shami will be eying a special feat of picking 200 Test wickets.

  • In 54 matches, M Shami has picked up 195 wickets and need 5 more to complete 200 Test wickets
  • Shami has picked up 21 wickets in 5 Test matches on South African soil
  • He was the third most wicket-taker in the three-match series in South Africa in 2017-18. Shami scalped 15 wickets in 3 games including a 4-for and 5-for

Meanwhile, Shreyas Iyer is likely to sit on the bench with Hanuma Vihari in prime form for India A against South Africa A earlier this month. The latter had slammed 3 consecutive fifties. Besides this, Iyer will have to fight for a place against experienced Ajinkya Rahane in the lineup. Iyer had slammed century and fifty in the Kanpur Test but failed to do well in the Mumbai Test.

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