Mohammed Siraj

Former Team India pacer Ashish Nehra feels Mohammed Siraj has even more skills than his senior India colleague Jasprit Bumrah. He also said that Siraj already has more variations than Bumrah and if he can maintain his fitness and increase his game awareness, ‘sky is the limit’ for him.

“There was talk about a couple of years ago that he used to pick up 5-6 wickets in every match for India A with the red ball… (now he) is a very good all-format bowler. There is no shortage of skill, he has all type of variations,” Nehra said during a chat on Cricbuzz.

“I would in fact say that skill-wise, he is even ahead of Bumrah if you talk of variations. He has a different slower one, there is no lack of speed, he can move the new ball. He needs to keep his fitness and sharpen his mind. If he can do these two things well, ‘sky is the limit’.”

The 27-year-old made his Test debut last year against Australia and he has not looked back since then, continuing his fine run of form in the ongoing IPL 2021. During the game against the Rajasthan Royals, which RCB won by 10 wickets on Thursday, Mohammed Siraj became the first bowler to reach 50 dot balls for the season.

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