Mohammed Siraj

Personal Information
Born
Mar 13, 1994 (26 years)
Birth Place
Hyderabad
Height
Role
Bowler
Batting Style
Right Handed Bat
Bowling Style
Right-arm fast-medium
ICC Rankings
                         Test        ODI      T20
Batting             —             —         —
Bowling           —             —          —
Career Information
Teams
Hyderabad, Rest of India, India A, Sunrisers Hyderabad, India Green, India, Royal Challengers Bangalore, India B

An unknown quantity before the 2016-17 season, Mohammed Siraj, made a name for himself as he guided Hyderabad to a quarter-final finish in the Ranji Trophy, taking 41 wickets from nine match…

Batting Career Summary
MInnNORunsHSAvgBFSR100200504s6s
Test33119139.52286.3600030
ODI1
T20I3
IPL35117461411.55092.000041
Bowling Career Summary
MInnBRunsWktsBBIBBMEconAvgSR5W10W
Test36806384135/736/1502.8629.5462.010
ODI11607600/760/767.60.00.000
T20I337214831/451/4512.3349.3324.000
IPL35357161084394/324/329.0827.7918.3600
Career Information
Test debut
vs Australia at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Dec 26, 2020
Last Test
vs Australia at The Gabba, Jan 15, 2021
ODI debut
vs Australia at Adelaide Oval, Jan 15, 2019
Last ODI
vs Australia at Adelaide Oval, Jan 15, 2019
T20 debut
vs New Zealand at Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Nov 04, 2017
Last T20
vs Bangladesh at R.Premadasa Stadium, Mar 14, 2018
IPL debut
vs Delhi Capitals at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Apr 19, 2017
Last IPL
vs Sunrisers Hyderabad at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Nov 06, 2020
Profile

An unknown quantity before the 2016-17 season, Mohammed Siraj, made a name for himself as he guided Hyderabad to a quarter-final finish in the Ranji Trophy, taking 41 wickets from nine matches and finishing as the third leading wicket-taker in the coveted tournament. A late bloomer as per Indian cricketing standards, Siraj took to serious cricket only in 2015.

That effort brought him immense recognition and a place in the Sunrisers Hyderabad franchise for the 10th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Despite not being that tall, Siraj’s ability to procure pace and bounce impressed Tom Moody, Coach, Sunrisers Hyderabad, and he played a starring role as the franchise reached the knock-out stage of the competition. Such was the demand for the right-arm fast bowler that he went from a nominal base price of Rupees 20 lakhs INR to a final winning bid of Rupees 2.6 crores INR. Despite playing just six matches, he ended up with 10 wickets, although he was a touch expensive.

The speedster missed out on the Ranji season in 2017-18 and played only one game but he was back for the Vijay Hazare trophy and starred with the ball for Hyderabad. He picked up 23 wickets in 7 games which included 3 5-wicket hauls. The ‘Hyderabad Express’ also nipped out 10 wickets from 5 games in the Syed Mushtaq Ali tourney.

IPL through the years

The right-arm quick caught the eyeballs during the 2017 IPL auctions when Sunrisers Hyderabad bought him for INR 2.6 crore from a base price of 20 lakh. He didn’t feature much as he got only six games, but he impressed by picking up 10 wickets. However, his erratic bowling nature worked against him as he was let go the next season.

Royal Challengers Bangalore trying to form a new team identified Siraj’s talent and went after him in the 2018 auctions. They beat four other franchises to land Siraj at Bangalore for INR 2.6 crore. He did not start the first few games but once picked he became Kohli’s go-to death bowler and ended the season with 11 scalps and thus ensured he was retained for the following edition.