Mohammed Siraj Shines On County Debut With A Five-Wicket Haul For Warwickshire. Watch

Mohammed Siraj may not be with the Indian team at the moment, but the player makes sure he leaves no stone unturned to keep improving and be a better version of himself. The sailor made his County cricket debut in Edgbaston, Birmingham while playing for Warwickshire against Somerset. The Indian pacer made quite an impression with his first appearance, picking five wickets which also took place in the first innings of the game itself. Siraj’s effort helped Warwickshire bundle Somerset for 219 runs.

Siraj started with the wicket of Pakistani batter Imam-ul-Haq, giving his side an early breakthrough in the game. He then defeated George Bartlett before firing James Rew. The other two wickets claimed by Siraj belonged to Josh Davey and Lewis Gregory.

The Indian pacer allowed 82 runs while bowling 24 overs on his five-wicket haul. He bowled 6 maiden overs and his bowling economy was 3.41.

Watch Mohammed Siraj’s five-wicket haul here:

Recently, Siraj said he was consciously looking to improve his consistency with his line and length, rather than thinking about wickets.

“In the West Indies and England I also bowled well. My rhythm was good in the first match too, so my plan was to hit an area consistently without worrying about getting wickets or not,” Siraj, who took one wicket for 16 runs in eight overs, said in the post-match press conference.

With 40 wickets in 13 Tests, Siraj has impressed in red ball cricket but lacked consistency in white ball play. Asked if he had made any changes for white ball cricket, Siraj said: “I kept believing in myself because ups and downs are part of everyone’s life so I kept believing I can do it whether it’s a white ball or red ball.


“So I just wanted to keep hitting the right areas and throwing point balls to build pressure on the opponent. I started with the new ball and went for wickets a few times, but as you know the cue ball doesn’t swing much so I was intend to hit one area consistently and bowl maiden overs.”

(With PTI inputs)

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