England County Cricket Club Warwickshire roped in Mohammed Siraj for Thursday’s final stage of the County season. The Indian seamer is part of the Indian squad which is currently in Zimbabwe for a three-match ODI series. Siraj featured in India’s playing XI for the first ODI against Zimbabwe and returned with bowling figures of 1 for 36 in 8 overs.
Notably, the Warwickshire will play their next game against Edgbaston on September 12.
“I can’t wait to join up with the Bears squad. I have always enjoyed playing in England with India and I’m excited to experience County Cricket,” said Siraj. “Edgbaston is a world-class stadium and the atmosphere it created this year for the Test was special. I’m really looking forward to making it my home in September and hopefully helping the Bears end the season well. I would like to extend my gratitude to both Warwickshire County Cricket Club and BCCI for this opportunity.”
It is worth mentioning that Siraj will become the sixth Indian player to be playing in England’s domestic season. Pujara, recently, made headlines with his masterclass knocks for Sussex in the County season. He is having a great season with the club. Besides, Umesh Yadav and Navdeep Saini are playing for Middlesex and Kent, respectively.
Speaking about Siraj’s inclusion, Warwickshire director of cricket Paul Farbrace said: “Siraj is a fantastic addition to the squad and we can’t wait to welcome him to Warwickshire. He is one of the best fast bowlers in the world right now and his knowledge and experience will help bring an added dimension to our line-up. It’s been clear that we needed to strengthen our bowling attack for the crucial run-in period and I’m excited to see what Siraj can do in these three games.”
As far as his domestic numbers are concerned, Siraj has played 52 first-class matches, picking 194 wickets, including two 10-wicket hauls.
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