Warwickshire sign pacer Mohammad Siraj for last three county games: Young Indian pacer, Mohammad Siraj has been signed by the Warwickshire County team for the last three matches of the side in the ongoing county season. Siraj will be the sixth Indian player to feature in the County Championship this season after Cheteshwar Pujara (Sussex), Krunal Pandya (Warwickshire for Royal London Cup), Umesh Yadav (Middlesex), Washington Sundar (Lancashire) and Navdeep Saini (Kent).
Siraj is currently with the Indian ODI squad on the tour of Zimbabwe for three ODIs. Following the completion of India’s Zimbabwe tour, Siraj is expected to head to Birmingham and join Warwickshire ahead of their home game against Somerset.
“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,” said Director of Cricket Warwickshire, Paul Farbrace.
The Indian pacer said he is excited to join the Bears squad and thanked all involved parties for the opportunity.
“I can’t wait to join up with the Bears squad,” Siraj said. “I have always enjoyed playing in England with India and I’m excited to experience County Cricket.
“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.”
Notably, Mohammad Siraj has established himself as an Indian test mainstay player after making his debut on India’s last tour of Australia. Siraj played a key role in India’s triumph in the iconic Border Gavaskar Trophy 2020-21. He was the highest wicket-taker in the series among the visitors.
The speedster has featured in 13 test matches so far, picking 40 wickets at an average of 30.77.
Despite a fantastic start to his red-ball career, Siraj has seen a dip in his form lately. His last two test tours haven’t fetched him fruitful results and he will look to regain his prime form as he joins Warwickshire for three county games.