Sunrisers Hyderabad fast bowler Siddharth Kaul realised his dream of representing the national team when he made his international debut for India against Ireland at Malahide on Friday. It was on the back of his consistent performances for the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL that Kaul received his maiden call-up to the Indian limited overs team.
He bagged his maiden wicket in the form of James Shanon. It was a short of length delivery which took the outside edge of his bat and was safely caught in the slip cordon. After bagging his maiden wicket it was Sunrisers Hyderabad coach Tom Moody who congratulated the pacer after making his international debut. He ended up bagging a solitary wicket and finished with figures of 1/4 in a couple of overs.
Moody congratulates Kaul
Taking to see his twitter handle Moody was super excited to see another Hyderabad player make his international debut. “Thrilled to see @sidkaul22 #T20 debut for team India. Another @SunRisers reaching new heights! @BCCI #IrevInd.” Kaul had a brilliant season with the SUnrisers Hyderabad bagging 21 wickets in the process. He was the leading joint wicket taker for Hyderabad bagging 21 wickets in the process.
— Tom Moody (@TomMoodyCricket) June 30, 2018
Rashid Khan also bagged 21 wickets and in the process joined Kaul with most wickets. He was brilliant in the Qualifier 1 against the Chennai Super Kings where he bagged the wickets of Suresh Raina and Ambati Rayudu in successive deliveries. It was a stunning delivery which castled Rayudu. It was a sensational delivery which his breached Rayudu’s defence for sheer pace and swing.
He wasn’t quite consistent towards the fag end of the tournament. However, his consistent performance in the group stages bagged him a spot for the limited overs tour of UK. He will also be a part of the Indian squad for the 3 match ODI and T20I series against England. After the injury to Jasprit Bumrah he might just increase his number of T20 matches in the next few games.