Shami had his knee operated last year and has struggled to make it to the team due to lack of proper recovery. He was named in the squad for the series against Australia and Sri Lanka but had to pull out.

Playing his first match after recovery, Shami took two wickets and gave away 30 runs in India's warm-up game against the West Indies, yesterday.

"It's never easy for a fast bowler to come back from a knee injury. He's worked really hard. It was his first game after the layoff and he did pretty well. He's worked really hard all this while. He executed the plans really well. He bowled bouncers, yorkers, slower ones. That's what we expect from him. He was one of the main bowlers till the last time he played for India. Expectation will be there on him," Rohit, who himself hit a sublime unbeaten 98, said.

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"He worked hard at the nets yesterday, trying to get his rhythm back. He just wanted to go out in the park and play. It's about to have a feel the conditions. Once he got on, he bowled well with the new ball and did well with the old one," Rohit added.

The prolific batsman also said that India's dominant run is a result of excellence in all three aspects of the game. India have won 10 out of their last 11 Twenty20 matches, winning three series -- against Australia, Sri Lanka before lifting the Asia Cup in a row.

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