Full name Mohammed Siraj
Born March 13, 1994, Hyderabad
Playing role Bowler
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast
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.
Siraj made it big through his hard work and is now an inspiration for every budding cricketer who belongs to a lower-middle-class family. Siraj came from a humble background as his father was a taxi-driver who passed away in 2020, and his mother is a housewife.
After getting an IPL contract in 2015 with Sunrisers Hyderabad, Siraj’s life completely took a 360-degree turn. SRH acquired the talented fast-bowler for Rs. 2.5 crores as he awed everyone with his ability to swing the new ball both ways. Then in 2018, Siraj became a part of the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) for Rs. 2.6 crores and he continues to be a regular part of the franchise in the IPL. In IPL 2021 Siraj current team is Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).
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