Mohammed Siraj, a 26-year-old right-arm medium-fast bowler, made his first-class debut for Hyderabad in the Ranji Trophy season of 2015-16. After he became the team’s highest wicket-taker the next season, Siraj joined Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL 2017 season when the franchise bid $360,000 for the young paceman. In the next season, he shifted to Royal Challengers Bangalore. After a good performance in the Vijay Hazare Trophy in the 2017-18 season, Siraj found himself playing for India A and India B in successive seasons of the Deodhar Trophy. After a great IPL 2020 season, Siraj was named in the Indian squad to tour Australia in December 2020.