Mohammed Siraj

Mohammed Siraj (born 13 March 1994) is an Indian cricketer who plays for Hyderabad, Royal Challengers Bangalore and the India national cricket team.[1]

Mohammed Siraj
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Siraj at the anti-drug campaign ‘Say Yes to Cricket, No to Drugs’ on 7 November 2017
Personal information
Full nameMohammed Siraj
Born (1994-03-13) 13 March 1994 (age 27)
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
BattingRight-handed
BowlingRight-arm medium-fast
RoleBowler
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 298)26 December 2020 v Australia
Last Test4 March 2021 v England
Only ODI (cap 225)15 January 2019 v Australia
T20I debut (cap 71)4 November 2017 v New Zealand
Last T20I14 March 2018 v Bangladesh
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
2015–presentHyderabad
2017Sunrisers Hyderabad
2018–presentRoyal Challengers Bangalore
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI T20I FC
Matches 5 1 3 43
Runs scored 39 361
Batting average 9.75 7.84
100s/50s 0/0 –/– –/– 0/0
Top score 16* 46
Balls bowled 962 60 72 7,799
Wickets 16 0 3 168
Bowling average 28.25 49.33 23.90
5 wickets in innings 1 0 5
10 wickets in match 0 0 2
Best bowling 5/73 1/45 8/59
Catches/stumpings 3/- 0/- 1/– 9/–
Source: Cricinfo, 6 March 2021

Early lifeEdit

Siraj was born on 13 March 1994 in Hyderabad. His father was an auto-rickshaw driver, and his mother is a housewife.[2]

Domestic careerEdit

Siraj made his first-class debut on 15 November 2015 under the coaching of Karthik Udupa playing for Hyderabad in the 2015–16 Ranji Trophy tournament.[3] He made his Twenty20 debut on 2 January 2016 in the 2015–16 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy tournament.[4] During the 2016–17 Ranji Trophy tournament, he was the highest wicket-taker for Hyderabad with 41 wickets at an average of 18.92.[5]

In February 2017, he was bought by the Sunrisers Hyderabad team for the 2017 Indian Premier League for 2.6 crores.[6] In January 2018, he was bought by the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 2018 IPL auction.[7]

In February 2018, he was the leading wicket-taker in the 2017–18 Vijay Hazare Trophy, with 23 dismissals in seven matches.[8] In October 2018, he was named in India A's squad for the 2018–19 Deodhar Trophy.[9] In October 2019, he was named in India B's squad for the 2019–20 Deodhar Trophy.[10]

On 21 October 2020, he became the first bowler in the history of Indian Premier League to bowl two maiden overs in a single match.[11][12]

International careerEdit

In October 2017, he was named in India's Twenty20 International (T20I) squad for their series against New Zealand.[13] He made his T20I debut for India against New Zealand on 4 November 2017, taking the wicket of Kane Williamson, finishing with figures of 1 wicket for 53 runs from four overs.[14]

In February 2018, he was named in India's Twenty20 International (T20I) squad for the 2018 Nidahas Trophy.[15] In September 2018, he was named in India's Test squad for their series against the West Indies, but he did not play.[16] In December 2018, he was named in India's One Day International (ODI) squad for their series against Australia.[17] He made his ODI debut against Australia at the Adelaide Oval on 15 January 2019.[18][19]

On 26 October 2020, Siraj was named in India's Test squad for their series against Australia.[20] After some deliberation to choose between Navdeep Saini and Siraj following an injury to Mohammad Shami, Siraj was chosen ahead of Saini, and he made his Test debut for India on 26 December 2020, against Australia.[21][22] His first Test wicket was of Marnus Labuschagne.[23] In January 2021, during the fourth Test of the series against Australia, Siraj took his first five-wicket haul in Test cricket.[24]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mohammed Siraj's swift rise up the Indian ranks". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 23 October 2017.
  2. ^ Subrahmanyam, V. v (7 April 2017). "Siraj living life in the fast lane". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 15 September 2019.
  3. ^ "Ranji Trophy, Group C: Services v Hyderabad (India) at Delhi, Nov 15-18, 2015". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 13 December 2015.
  4. ^ "Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, Group A: Bengal v Hyderabad (India) at Nagpur, Jan 2, 2016". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 10 January 2016.
  5. ^ "Hyderabad Ranji Trophy 2016-2017 Statistics". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 23 March 2017.
  6. ^ "List of players sold and unsold at IPL auction 2017". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 20 February 2017.
  7. ^ "List of sold and unsold players". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 27 January 2018.
  8. ^ "Vijay Hazare Trophy, 2017/18:Most Wickets". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 27 February 2018.
  9. ^ "Rahane, Ashwin and Karthik to play Deodhar Trophy". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 19 October 2018.
  10. ^ "Deodhar Trophy 2019: Hanuma Vihari, Parthiv, Shubman to lead; Yashasvi earns call-up". SportStar. Retrieved 25 October 2019.
  11. ^ "Mohammad Siraj became the first bowler to bowl two maidens in a IPL match with figures of 3 wickets for 8 runs in 4 overs". The Indian Express. Retrieved 21 October 2020.
  12. ^ "Mohammed Siraj's record-breaking night stuns Kolkata Knight Riders". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 21 October 2020.
  13. ^ "Iyer, Siraj called up for New Zealand T20Is". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 23 October 2017.
  14. ^ "2nd T20I (N), New Zealand tour of India at Rajkot, Nov 4 2017". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 4 November 2017.
  15. ^ "Rohit Sharma to lead India in Nidahas Trophy 2018". BCCI Press Release. 25 February 2018. Retrieved 25 February 2018.
  16. ^ "Indian team for Paytm Test series against Windies announced". Board of Control for Cricket in India. Retrieved 29 September 2018.
  17. ^ "India's ODI squad against Australia announced; squads for New Zealand tour declared". The Board of Control for Cricket in India. Retrieved 24 December 2018.
  18. ^ "India vs Australia: Mohammed Siraj makes ODI debut in Adelaide". The Indian Express. 15 January 2019. Retrieved 15 January 2019.
  19. ^ "Recent Match Report - Australia vs India 2nd ODI 2019 | ESPNcricinfo.com". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 15 January 2019.
  20. ^ "Indian team for Australia series: Rohit Sharma not named in squads for all formats due to injury concern, Varun Chakravarthy included for T20Is". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 26 October 2020.
  21. ^ "2nd Test, Melbourne, Dec 26 - Dec 30 2020, India tour of Australia". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 25 December 2020.
  22. ^ "Navdeep Saini or Mohammed Siraj, the Better Pick". Yorker World. Retrieved 29 December 2020.
  23. ^ Sportstar, Team. "India vs Australia, Boxing Day Test: Mohammed Siraj shines on debut". Sportstar. Retrieved 26 December 2020.
  24. ^ "Brisbane Test: Mohammed Siraj enters elite list with 5-wicket haul, tops India bowling charts in maiden series". India Today. Retrieved 18 January 2021.

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