Mohammed Siraj’s rise as a cricketer tells us a different aspect of the game and once again it shows that sport is not only a means of playing rather an opportunity. If done right it can take you to a different level and also can be a savior too. M Siraj originally hails from the city of Hyderabad and we all know the city of Hyderabad has a history of producing some of the greatest cricketers like Mohammad Azharuddin and VVS Laxman. Its a tale of India’s finest seamer in making: Mohammed Siraj
About Mohammed Siraj
Date of Birth
March 13, 2994
52 (test ranking)
leading wicket-taker at 2017–18 Vijay Hazare Trophy (23 W). 2016–17 Ranji Trophy tournament highest wicket-taker for Hyderabad (41 W). IPL 2020: IPL 2020. Took the maiden 5-wicket haul against Aus in January 2021.
USD 5 million or INR 35 Crores
Father: Mohammed Ghouse. Mother: Shabana Begum
vs Australia at Adelaide Oval, Jan 15, 2019
vs Australia at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Dec 26, 2020
52nd in the Test Match Format.
T 20 Debut
vs New Zealand at Rajkot, Nov 04, 2017
Right Arm Fast Medium
Teams Played for
Hyderabad, Rest of India, India A, Sunrisers Hyderabad, India Green, India, Royal Challengers Bangalore, India B
vs Delhi Capitals at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Apr 19, 2017
Safa Junior College in Nampally.
Mohammed Siraj Bio
Mohammed Siraj was born to Mohammed Ghouse and Shabana Begum in the city of Hyderabad. He completed his schooling at Safa Junior College in Nampally.
Mohammed Siraj Family
M Siraj’s family isn’t financially sound. His father, Mohammed Ghouse was an auto-rickshaw driver in Hyderabad. His mother is a housewife. He has one brother, Mohammed Ismail.
Mohammed Siraj cricket Career
Siraj began playing cricket in class 7. He bowled his first ball in 2015. After two years, he was picked up by Sunrisers Hyderabad in a contract worth of INR 2.6 crore. After steady and consistent performances in IPL earned him a spot on the Indian National Team. He made his debut against New Zealand.
Mohd Siraj Bowling
A sturdy and athletic Siraj has a discreet run-up, which initially suggests that he is left-handed but he is not. He is, however, a right-arm which allows him naturally to swing the ball away from the right-hander which allows him to take wickets if a slip is set in from early on. His bouncer deliveries are also up to the mark. He impressed David Warner and VVS Laxman when they first saw him at the nets practicing.
Mohd Siraj – Domestic Cricket
Siraj made name for himself when he took 41 wickets in just 9 matches in Hyderabad’s quarterfinals run in the Ranji trophy in the 2016-17 season. It was his only second season in domestic cricket. He later went on to play for the Rest of India and India A team on the bank of his impressive performances. The step up to the big league was near and he later got the opportunity to represent India at an international level when he was selected on the tour of South Africa.
Mohd Siraj – T20
Siraj made his T20 debut against New Zealand at Rajkot, Nov 04, 2017. On his international T20 debut, Siraj Picked up the precious wicket of New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson but went on to leak 53 runs from his 4 over Spell.
Mohd Siraj ODI & Test Debut
His ODI debut also saw him bowling an expensive spell as he conceded 76 runs against the mercurial Australians. He was part of the Test Squad which head out to the West Indies but had to wait 2 years to make his debut. He marked his debut with 13 wickets in three matches, therefore, playing a pivotal role in clinching the series against Australia in December 2020.
Siraj IPL through the years
The right-arm pacer made headlines during the 2017 IPL auctions when Sunrisers Hyderabad picked him up for INR 2.6 crore from a base price of 20 lakh. He only played six matches in his first season in IPL, but he impressed many by picking up 10 wickets but he was leaking way too many runs which saw Sunrisers Hyderabad make a strong stance and he was let go the next season.
In 2018, Royal Challengers Bangalore were looking to reshuffle their pack and added the highly-rated Mohammed Siraj to their Roster. It was not a surprise that they defeated 4 other franchises to land Siraj at Bangalore for INR 2.6 crore. He was not given the jersey in the first few matches but once picked he became Kohli’s go-to guy bowler and ended the season with 11 wickets to his name. RCB retained for the following edition and he has been a mainstay for them since.
Siraj cricketer Facts
- Mohammed Siraj’s family is not well off financially, his father was an auto-rickshaw driver and his mother was a housemaid.
- He started playing cricket as a batsman but was later developed into a bowler.
- It was his elder brother who got him into the professional cricket
- He joined Charminar Cricket Club initially.
- When he made his debut in the place of Ashish Nehra against New Zealand he got emotional and tears were on his face during the national anthem.
- His favorite ball is the Yorker ball and he credits his friends for playing with him with the tennis ball.
Mohd Siraj Achievements
Siraj created history when he bowled two consecutive maidens against Kolkata Knight Riders in 2020 IPL in UAE. This was the first time that in a T20 game that two consecutive maidens were bowled.
Mohd Siraj Controversy
Mohammed Siraj was targeted with racial abuse on the opening day of the fourth test against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Strict actions were taken aftermath.
Mohammed Siraj Net Worth
USD 5 million or INR 35 Crores
M Siraj Rankings
He is currently ranked 52nd in the Test Match Format. (as of July 2021)
M Siraj Statistics
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M Siraj Social Media
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