After thrashing Sri Lanka by a file margin of 317 runs within the third ODI, India captain Rohit Sharma lavished praises on Mohammed Siraj, calling him ‘a uncommon expertise’.
Siraj emerged because the choose of the bowlers for the house group in Thiruvananthapuram. He returned with spectacular bowling figures of 4/32 in his quota of ten overs. He created concern within the minds of Sri Lankan batters together with his inswingers and ferocious bouncers. Rohit hailed Siraj for his efforts and revealed that the right-arm pacer continues to be bettering as a bowler, which is sweet for the group.
“It was an ideal sequence for us. Plenty of positives. We bowled properly, received wickets once we wanted and the batters all through the sequence piling on the runs was good to observe. Good to see how he (Siraj) was bowling and he deserved all these slips. He’s a uncommon expertise, the way in which he has come up over the previous couple of years is sweet to see. He has come from energy to energy and that’s actually good for Indian cricket. We tried all form of issues (to get his fifer) nevertheless it didn’t occur sadly,” Rohit stated after the ultimate sport of the three-match sequence.
Triggering a top-order collapse, Siraj picked up the wickets of Avishka Fernando, Nuwanidu Fernando and Kusal Mendis in his opening spell earlier than returning to dismiss Wanindu Hasaranga.
Siraj-starrer India bowled out Sri Lanka for a mere 73 in 22 overs.
“However the 4 wickets are all his and fifers will come. He has a number of methods up his sleeves which he’s engaged on and it’s there to see. We’ll get to the drafting board shortly (for the following sequence) and see how the pitch is, then determine how the combos shall be,” Rohit added.
India will subsequent face New Zealand in three ODIs and as many T20Is from January 18 onwards. The Black Caps are coming off after a sequence win within the 50-overs format towards Babar Azam’s males in Pakistan.