Mohammed Siraj is an Indian international cricketer who plays for the team India. He is a right-arm fast bowler who is known for his pace, swing, and bounce. Siraj is currently ranked No. 1 in the ICC ODI bowlers rankings.
Mohammed Siraj was born on March 13, 1994, in Hyderabad, India. He comes from a humble background. His father was an autorickshaw driver and his mother was a homemaker. Siraj has two elder sisters.
Siraj started playing cricket at a young age. He was spotted by a local coach, John Manoj, who helped him develop his skills. Siraj made his first-class debut for Hyderabad in 2015. He quickly impressed with his bowling and became one of the leading wicket-takers in domestic cricket.
Siraj made his international debut for India in a T20I match against New Zealand in November 2017. He made his ODI debut against Australia in January 2019. Siraj made his Test debut against Australia in December 2020.
Siraj has played 29 ODIs for India and has taken 53 wickets at an average of 19.11. He has a best bowling figure of 6/21. Siraj was named the ICC ODI Bowler of the Year in 2022.
Siraj has played 119 T20Is for India and has taken 142 wickets at an average of 24.45. He has a best bowling figure of 4/17. Siraj was part of the Indian team that won the ICC T20 World Cup in 2022.
Siraj has played 21 Tests for India and has taken 59 wickets at an average of 30.24. He has a best bowling figure of 5/60. Siraj was part of the Indian team that won the Test series in Australia in 2020-21.
Siraj has not captained any team at the international level. However, he has captained Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League (IPL) on a few occasions.
Siraj has not been involved in any major controversies. However, he was criticized for his bowling performance in the 2019 Cricket World Cup.
Siraj is married to Daleesha. The couple has a daughter, Aaliyah.
Siraj is involved in a number of philanthropic activities. He has donated money to various charities and has also set up his own foundation to help underprivileged children.
Mohammed Siraj is one of the most promising fast bowlers in the world. He has already achieved a lot in his young career and has the potential to become one of the greatest Indian bowlers of all time.