Mohammed Siraj is a right-arm fast medium bowler who competes for the Indian national cricket team. He was born on March 13, 1994. In the Indian Premier League, he represents Royal Challengers Bangalore, and in domestic cricket, he represents Hyderabad. In the ICC men’s ODI bowling rankings as of May 2023, Siraj is currently ranked No. 1 in the world.
|Born||13 March 1994
Hyderabad, Telangana, India
|Height||5 ft 10 in (178 cm)|
|Bowling||Right-arm Fast medium|
Siraj played for Hyderabad in the 2015–16 Ranji Trophy competition, making his first-class debut on November 15, 2015, while being coached by Karthik Udupa. He played his first Twenty20 match on January 2, 2016, in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy competition. He took the most wickets for Hyderabad during the 2016–17 Ranji Trophy competition, with 41 at an average of 18.92. With 23 dismissals in seven games, he was the 2017–18 Vijay Hazare Trophy‘s top wicket-taker in February of that year. He was included in India A’s roster for the 2018–19 Deodhar Trophy in October 2018. He was included in India B’s roster for the 2019–20 Deodhar Trophy in October 2019.
First Class Statistics
|5 WICKET HAUL||6|
|1O WICKET HAUL||2|
IPL Career and Statistics
He was acquired by the Sunrisers Hyderabad squad for 2.6 crores in February 2017 in preparation for the 2017 Indian Premier League. The Royal Challengers Bangalore purchased him in the 2018 IPL auction in January 2018. He made history on October 21, 2020, by bowling back-to-back debut overs in a single game, making him the first bowler in the history of the Indian Premier League.
|4 WICKET HAUL||2|
|5 WICKET HAUL||0|
International Career and Statistics
On November 4, 2017, against New Zealand, he made his T20I debut for India by dismissing Kane Williamson, finishing with figures of 1 wicket for 53 runs from four overs. On January 15, 2019, he made his ODI debut at Adelaide Oval against Australia. Siraj was included in the Indian Test team for their next matchup with Australia on October 26, 2020. When Mohammad Shami became injured, Navdeep Saini and Siraj were both considered, but Siraj ultimately won out. On December 26, 2020, against Australia, Siraj made his Test debut for India. He defeated Marnus Labuschagne in his debut Test match. Siraj recorded his first five-wicket haul in Test cricket in January 2021 during the fourth Test of the series against Australia. On January 21, 2023, Siraj rose to the top of the ICC ODI Bowlers Rankings.
|5 WICKET HAUL||0||0||1|
|1O WICKET HAUL||0||0||0|