While members of the Indian T20 cricket team gear up for the World Cup to be held in Australia, pacer Mohammad Siraj is showcasing his skills for Warwickshire in the County Championship. The 28-year-old pacer, who has played 13 Tests, 10 ODIs and five T20Is so far, is one of the best pace prospects in the country. He was part of the ODI series that India played in Zimbabwe and West Indies. Siraj is currently playing his first match for Warwickshire against Somerset in the County Championship Division One in Birmingham.
On the first day of the match, Siraj impressed with his bowling and gave his team their first breakthrough in the 10th over, when he took the wicket of Somerset opener Imam-ul-Haq. The 26-year-old from Pakistan has played 16 Tests, 54 ODIs, two T20 Internationals and is considered a bright talent. However, on Monday, he could not understand the moving ball of Siraj and was caught behind.
WATCH: Mohammad Siraj in Bambuzal’s Imam-ul-Haq County Match
Recently, Siraj said that he was deliberately looking to improve his consistency with his line and length rather than thinking about the wickets.
Siraj, who took one wicket for 16 runs, said, “I bowled well in West Indies and England also, I had good rhythm in the first match too, so my plan is to keep one area in a row without worrying about whether I will get wickets or not.” I had to hit.” Said in the post-match press conference, runs in eight overs.
With 40 wickets in 13 Tests, Siraj has impressed in red-ball cricket, but lacked consistency in the white-ball game. Asked if he has made any changes to white-ball cricket, Siraj said: “I just believed in myself, because ups and downs are part of everyone’s life, so I just believed in I can do it, whether it is a white ball or a red ball.
“So just wanted to hit the right areas and bowl the dot to put pressure on the opposition. Starting with the new ball, I went for wickets a few times but as you know the white ball doesn’t swing much So I was constantly planning to hit an area and bowl a maiden over.”
with PTI input
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