Mohammed Siraj

India
Age
March 13, 1994 (27 years)
Role
Bowler
Birth Place
Hyderabad
Batting Style
Right Handed
Nationality
India
Bowling Style
Right-arm fast

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.

ICC Rankings

Test ODI T20I
Batting
-
-
-
Bowling
-
-
-

Team played

India, India A, India B, India Green, Rest of India, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Hyderabad, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Indians

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 50 4s 6s
ODI
2
0
0
0
-
-
0
-
0
0
0
0
T20I
3
0
0
0
-
-
0
-
0
0
0
0
Test
9
11
5
50
16*
8.33
69
72.46
0
0
5
2
IPL
40
10
6
52
14
13
55
94.55
0
0
4
2

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI Econ Avg SR 4W 5W 10W
ODI
2
1
60
76
0
-
7.6
-
-
0
0
0
T20I
3
3
72
148
3
1/45
12.33
49.33
24
0
0
0
Test
9
15
1557
787
26
5/73
3.03
30.27
59.88
1
1
0
IPL
40
40
835
1140
41
4/32
8.19
27.8
20.37
1
0
0

Test

Md Siraj has played 3 Test matches in which he has taken 13 wickets at 29.53. He has registered best innings bowling figures of 5/73 – his only 5-wicket haul — and best match figures of 6/150.

ODI

Siraj has played one ODI game in which he returned figures of 0/76 at an economy rate of 7.6.

T20I

In 3 T20Is played by him, Siraj has taken 3 wickets at 49.33 and an economy rate of 12.33. He has registered best bowling figures of 1/45.

Records and Facts

The IPL season of 2020 was a career-defining moment in time for young Siraj. In 9 games for RCB, Siraj took 11 wickets at 21.45, with an economy rate of 8.68 and a strike rate of 14.81. He had his best match figures of 3/8 in a sensational match versus Kolkata Knight Riders on 21 October 2020. Siraj dismissed top-order batsmen Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana and Tom Banton to leave KKR reeling at 14/4, a situation from which they never recovered. KKR eventually finished at 84/8 at the end of their allotted overs, a target that RCB chased down with 8 wickets and more than six overs to spare. The performance fetched Siraj the Man of the Match award and underlined his credentials as a strike bowler.

Selected to tour Australia with the Indian team in December 2020, Siraj had a forgettable ODI debut, conceding 76 runs without taking a wicket in the only match he played. But he had better luck in the T20I series that followed. However, he made the biggest impact in the Test matches after an injury to Md Shami in the first Test in Adelaide had seen Siraj included for the remaining three Tests of the series. 

He took 2/40 and 3/37 in his debut Test match in Melbourne, a match that India won. In the next match in Sydney, Siraj took a wicket in each innings. In the last match in Brisbane, he helped his side to a historic win at a ground at which Australia had last lost in 1988. When Siraj took 1/77 in Australia’s first innings of 369, there was no sign of things to come. When Australia batted a second time after taking a first innings lead of 33, they were looking for quick runs to put pressure on India in the last innings. Siraj ate into Australia’s middle order with the vital wickets of Labuschagne, Smith and Wade. More importantly, he helped polish of the tail with the wickets of Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood to leave India chasing a plausible target of 328, which they eventually managed to reach in a sensational finish. Siraj’s 5/73 went a long way in making the victory possible.

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