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ENG vs IND | Mohammed Siraj’s attitude might be vital in English conditions, opines Dale Steyn

Ahead of India’s bumper five-match Test series against England, Dale Steyn has opined that Mohammed Siraj’s attitude might come as a vital cog for India in the English conditions. Steyn also insisted that the pacers have to stay fit to play all the five Tests against England in the coming month.
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featurecricketa month ago

Drop Mohammed Shami at your peril, India

The familiar tale of the 2018 series against England, everything good and bad is associated with it, especially after India’s promise throughout the series with no real result. It wasn’t just India who fell into that category but also Mohammed Shami, the Renaissance man, in the same space.
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newscricketa month ago

WTC Final | India announce 15-man squad for final; Umesh and Vihari make the cut

On Tuesday, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced the 15-man squad for the World Test Championship final, against New Zealand, with Umesh Yadav and Hanuma Vihari making the cut. Meanwhile, Shardul, Rahul, Washington, Axar, Mayank miss out on the last cut for the final.
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newscricketa month ago

Will treat the World Test Championship final like a World Cup game, admits Mohammed Siraj

Ahead of the inaugural final of the World Test Championship, Mohammed Siraj has admitted that he would treat the encounter against New Zealand like a World Cup game. In comparison to New Zealand’s pace attack, Siraj has reckoned that the Indian bowling unit is stronger than the BlackCaps.
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newscricket2 months ago

WTC Final | Mohammed Siraj is a better choice than Ishant Sharma in the final, reckons Harbhajan Singh

Harbhajan Singh has picked Mohammed Siraj ahead of senior pacer Ishant Sharma as his third-choice fast bowler in India’s XI that will play New Zealand in the World Test Championship final. Harbhajan also stated that Siraj’s form, confidence and pace would make it tougher for New Zealand batsmen.
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newscricket2 months ago

WTC Final | Would pick Shardul over Siraj as fourth pacer if conditions favour, opines Sarandeep Singh

Former member of the selection committee, Sarandeep Singh has opined that he would pick Shardul Thakur over Mohammed Siraj as the fourth pacer if the conditions in Southampton permit. He also added that in case India picks four pacers, it should come at the cost of Jadeja and not Ashwin.
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newscricket2 months ago

WTC Final | Virat Kohli’s team is the strongest Indian team to walk out in the park, opines Dinesh Karthik

Indian wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik has reckoned that the Virat Kohli-led Indian team is the strongest Indian side in the history of Indian Test cricket. While stating that the current Indian side is ahead of Ajit Wadekar's 1971 team, Karthik insisted that this team has all bases covered.
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newscricket2 months ago

WTC final | Will bowl in areas that provoke Kane Williamson to go for shots, claims Mohammed Siraj

Indian pace bowler Mohammed Siraj has revealed that he's looking forward to bowling into certain areas that will provoke Kane Williamson to go for shots. He also added that unlike Australian pitches, where he tried to bowl back of good length, he will try to bowl fuller in England.
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newscricket2 months ago

Mohammed Siraj’s bowling very identical to Jasprit Bumrah, opines L Balaji

Former Indian seamer Lakshmipathy Balaji believes that Mohammed Siraj is the perfect back-up for Jasprit Bumrah, and is of the opinion that the newcomer is very ‘identical’ to the latter. Balaji further opined that India have now figured out a method to win matches even without their seniors.
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newscricket2 months ago

Siraj can be a really big name in international cricket if he works hard, reckons VVS Laxman 

Former Indian batsman VVS Laxman seems to be in awe of young Indian pacer Mohammed Siraj as he reckoned that he can turn into a big star if he continues working hard. He outlined Siraj's ability to sustain pace, bounce and movement for a long period of time as one of his biggest strengths.
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