Mohammed Siraj may not have gotten the desired start in the World Cup that he was hoping for and as things stand, Jasprit Bumrah have been India’s primary bowling ace. However, when it comes to the supporting act, Siraj may have claimed a few wickets but the kind of impact that people were hoping he can have after that feisty display in the Asia Cup final, have been kind of doused.
To make matters slightly complicated, Mohammed Shami rose to prominence in the very first game that he got by claiming a fifer and that too against New Zealand which is no mean feat Now with all said and done, people are expecting that Shami should be the mainstay instead of Mohammed Siraj. Here’s why we believe that is not right.
#1 Mohammed Siraj has been consistently good
Siraj has delivered in patches. He has been brilliant throughout and the kind of cricket that he has played has been exceptional. He has always picked up a wicket or too and most importantly they are the big ones. Whenever Rohit has needed a partnership to be broken, Siraj has come to the fore. This is why Siraj makes the perfect pick for any game and that is because of his consistency.
#2 Can swing the ball even when the other bowlers have given up
Siraj is gifted with a wrist that helps him work out his wonders on the cherry, whether red or white. Hence, on flat Indian surfaces, it is crucial that you need to have alternatives up your sleeves. The moment you are able to come up with an additional option where you impart your swing to the ball, the magic happens.
#3 Siraj, Shami and Bumrah is a better pick than Thakur, Shami and Bumrah
Shardul Thakur is still to hit his stride in the ongoing World Cup and as a result, India is now contemplating the option to replace him with either Ashwin or maybe the three specialist seamers. When you talk about three specialist seamers, Shardul Thakur should not be included in that. That is because this pace attack of India comprising the likes of Siraj, Bumrah and Shami has been the nightmare of bowlers away from home.