Former Indian chairman of the selection committee, MSK Prasad, has heaped high praise on pacer Mohammed Siraj, stating that the Hyderabad seamer has overtaken the incumbents in the Indian pace-bowling arsenal within such a short period of time.
Mohammed Siraj made his Test debut last winter where he replaced Mohammed Shami for the Boxing Day Test after the latter was ruled out of the series due to injury.
By the time the series got over, Siraj was the most experienced pacer in the Indian line-up with the likes of Umesh Yadav and Jasprit Bumrah getting injured in Melbourne and Sydney respectively.
Mohammed Siraj impressed everyone with his discipline and his obvious skills and ended up as the leading wicket-taker (13) for Team India during the series.
Siraj continued his good form on home soil against England and so with Mohammed Shami returning back to the squad after missing the major part of the winter Tests, it will be interesting to see what will be the makeup of the Indian seam-bowling attack for the WTC final and the five Tests against England.
But, according to MSK Prasad, Mohammed Siraj has done more than enough to earn his place in the playing 11 ahead of the experienced campaigners.
”Siraj has overtaken all these guys, he’s giving you wickets consistently on both Indian and Australian soil. So I am sure Siraj is far ahead now. Better to invest in them thinking about the future also, nothing better for a fast bowler than to bowl in English conditions,” MSK Prasad told SportsKeeda in an interview.