Mohammed Kaif Mohammed Shami younger brother:Even though Mohammed Shami is currently out of Team India due to injury. But, his younger brother Mohammad Kaif was definitely wreaking havoc on the field. In a Ranji Trophy match, Shami’s younger brother Kaif bowled such havoc that the Uttar Pradesh team collapsed for 60 runs in the first innings. Kaif took 4 wickets for 14 runs in 5.5 overs. This is Mohammad Kaif’s second first class match. He made his first class debut against Andhra Pradesh this month itself.
Ranji Trophy match is being played between UP and Bengal at Green Park Stadium in Kanpur. On Friday, the first day of the match, Bengal won the toss and chose to bowl first. Bengal’s pacers took advantage of the conditions conducive to fast bowling and the Uttar Pradesh team, adorned with strong batsmen like Nitish Rana, Priyam Garg and Aryan Juyal, fell apart like a pack of cards in the first innings. The UP team was all out in just 20.5 overs in the first innings.
Mohammed Shami’s younger brother Mohammed Kaif dismissed UP batsmen Samarth Singh, Saurabh Kumar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Ankit Rajput. Apart from them, Ishan Porel took 2 wickets and Suraj Sindhu Jaiswal took three wickets for Bengal. At the end of the first day’s play, Bengal scored 95 runs at the loss of 5 wickets in its first innings. Bengal has taken a lead of 35 runs on the basis of first innings.
Mohammad Kaif, born on 10 December 1996 in Amroha, Uttar Pradesh, has taken 12 wickets in the 9 List-A matches played so far. He made his first class debut against Andhra Pradesh on 5 January this month. This match was a draw. Kaif took 3 wickets after seeing 62 runs in the first innings.