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At the moment, Siraj is certain to play the WTC final, says Reetinder Sodhi

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Reetinder Singh Sodhi believes that Indian pacer, Mohammed Siraj would play the ICC World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand. The former Indian cricketer said that Siraj is currently the front-runner to make into the playing XI.

Earlier, an audio clip did the rounds on social media where Virat Kohli was heard telling Ravi Shastri that he would look to operate both Shami and Siraj to counter the left-handers in the New Zealand team.

“I agree that these are still early days, they will be practising in a group in England and then together as a team, the form of bowlers will be seen but one thing is sure that at the moment, Mohammed Siraj is certain to play the premier match, the World Test Championship final, which will be a huge achievement for him,” Sodhi was quoted as saying in Sportskeeda.

Sodhi also pointed that out that Siraj’s name was taken ahead of Ishant Sharma which also tells the rise of the former in Test Cricket.

“The way Mohammed Siraj’s name has come out, this boy has taken giant strides. He is still a baby in international cricket but the way he stamped his authority in Australia, the fighting spirit he has shown and the lethal pace he generates, it is a very big thing that his name is being taken ahead of Ishant,” added Sodhi.

India and New Zealand are scheduled to play the WTC final between 18th and 22nd June 2021.

India’s squad: Virat Kohli (Captain), Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), R. Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Mohd. Shami, Md. Siraj, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav, KL Rahul (subject to fitness clearance), Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper; subject to fitness clearance).

Standby players: Abhimanyu Easwaran, Prasidh Krishna, Avesh Khan, Arzan Nagwaswalla

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Pratik Pathak
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