Know your Cricketer: Mohammed Siraj; a fast Bowler

Mohammed Siraj, an Indian cricket player, represents Hyderabad in domestic matches and Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL as a right-arm fast medium bowler.

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Mohammed Siraj during Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023

  Personal Information
  Full Name Mohammed Siraj
  Date of Birth March 13th, 1994
  Current Team(s) R Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)
Indian logoIndian Cricket Team
  Role Bowler
  Bowling Style Right Arm Fast
  Batting Style Right Hand Bat
  Debut November 4th, 2017
  Jersey No. 13

Mohammed Siraj, the talented Indian cricketer, has been making waves in the cricketing world with his impressive skills as a right-handed batsman and right arm fast bowler. Born on March 13, 1994, Siraj hails from Hyderabad and has represented India at the international level. From his early days in first-class cricket to his remarkable performances in the Indian Premier League, Siraj's journey as a seamer has been nothing short of extraordinary.

Early Career and Domestic Success
Siraj made his debut in the Ranji Trophy in 2015, marking the beginning of his first-class cricket career. It was during the 2016-17 season that he truly shone, emerging as the leading wicket-taker with an impressive tally of 41 wickets. His exceptional performance caught the attention of the Indian Premier League teams, and in 2017, he was bought by the Sunrisers Hyderabad for a whopping 2.6 crores. The following year, he moved to the Royal Challengers Bangalore, where he continues to showcase his skills on the IPL stage.

Vijay Hazare Trophy Triumph
In the 2016-17 Vijay Hazare Trophy, Siraj once again displayed his prowess as a bowler by taking the highest number of wickets in the tournament. With a remarkable tally of 23 dismissals, he emerged as the top wicket-taker, further solidifying his position as a rising star in Indian cricket.


International Debut and Breakthrough
Siraj's international career kickstarted with his T20I debut against New Zealand in 2017. He then went on to make his ODI debut against Australia in 2019, followed by his Test debut against the same opponent in December 2020. It was in the fourth Test match against Australia in 2021 that Siraj achieved a remarkable feat by taking a five-wicket haul, showcasing his ability to perform under pressure at the highest level of the game.

Rising in the ICC ODI Rankings
On January 21, 2023, Siraj reached the pinnacle of success by securing the top spot in the ICC ODI Rankings for Bowlers. This achievement is a testament to his consistent performances and growing reputation as one of the best bowlers in international cricket.

Style of Play
Mohammed Siraj's batting style is right-handed, showcasing his ability to score runs with precision and power. As a fast bowler, he relies on his right arm to generate pace and movement, making it challenging for batsmen to face him. His accuracy and ability to consistently hit the right areas have often resulted in crucial wickets for his team.


Notable Achievements
Siraj's rise to prominence has been marked by several notable achievements throughout his career. From his outstanding performances in domestic cricket to his impactful debut in international matches, he has left an indelible mark on the cricketing world. Some of his notable achievements include:

  1. Leading wicket-taker in the Ranji Trophy during the 2016-17 season.
  2. Highest number of wickets in the 2016-17 Vijay Hazare Trophy.
  3. Five-wicket haul in his fourth Test match against Australia in 2021.
  4. Attaining the top spot in the ICC ODI Rankings for Bowlers.
  5. Siraj's sensational spell of 6 wickets during Asia Cup 2023 against Sri Lanka

Future Prospects
With his impressive performances and consistent growth as a cricketer, Mohammed Siraj has a promising future ahead. His ability to excel in different formats of the game and contribute significantly to his team's success makes him a valuable asset for both the Indian national team and his IPL franchise. As he continues to develop his skills and gain more experience, it is expected that he will play a crucial role in India's quest for success in both domestic and international cricket.


Career Stats
Mohammed Siraj has an extensive list of accomplishments. Let's delve into the various records he has established in different game formats:

  Siraj' Bowling Stats
  Format Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts Avg Eco SR 4w 5w 10w
  Test 21 39 3275 1784 59 30.23 3.26 55.5 4 2 0
  ODI 29 28 1276 1013 53 19.11 4.76 24.0 2 1 0
  T20I 8 8 192 294 11 26.72 9.18 17.4 1 0 0
  FC 61 110 10448 5498 219 25.10 3.15 47.7 17 7 2
  LIST A 74 73 3358 2830 134 21.11 5.05 25.0 4 4 0
  T20 119 118 2532 3472 142 24.45 8.22 17.8 5 0 0


Mohammed Siraj's journey from a talented cricketer in Hyderabad to representing India at the international level is a testament to his hard work, dedication, and sheer talent. His rise to prominence in domestic and international cricket has been marked by exceptional performances and notable achievements. As he continues to hone his skills and make valuable contributions to his team, there is no doubt that Mohammed Siraj is a rising star who will continue to shine bright in the world of cricket.

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