The Indian right-arm sailor Mohammed Siraj has joined the fight to play the first test against England in Nottingham on Wednesday. India and England will complete in five tests beginning August 4th at Trent Bridge. Mohammed Siraj already has his sights set on a pressured Joe Root who had an overwhelming streak with the racket against New Zealand in June.
Mohammed Siraj was arguably one of the most improved bowlers of the current era, having played like a seasoned player in his brief testing career. He has not only improved in international cricket, but also in the IPL, where batsmen have milked him for many runs. He currently has 16 scalps in five tests at 28.25. The right Paceman took six wickets for the in seven IPL games Royal Challengers Bangalore this year at 31.83 and maintained a decent economy rate of 7.35.
Mohammed Siraj emphasized that Joe Root, the skipper, is also England’s top batsman and remains his main target, among other things. The 27-year-old recalled firing the right-handed batsman once in the home series earlier this year and wants to take as many wickets as possible.
“Joe Root is England’s best batsman. I aim for his wicket and there are others I want to target too. I fired Root during the home series and he’s part of my plan of action. My goal is to win as many wickets as possible for my team. ” Siraj told the Times of India.
I am confident that we will beat England the way we beat Australia: Mohammed Siraj
Cashing in a few wickets in the warm-up match, Mohammed Siraj revealed the Australian series taught him a lot and praised Ajinkya Rahane’s captaincy. The right closer remains confident of beating England in their backyard on this occasion as their team combo looks perfect.
“The Australia series taught me a lot. Playing under Ajju Bhaiya was amazing. He was very supportive of me. I still get goosebumps when I remember that day. Holding the trophy and celebrating with the team is a completely different feeling. I am confident that we will beat England as well as Australia. I am not nervous, I am confident. We have stars in our team. ” he added.
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