Ross Taylor praised Team India pacer Mohammed Siraj after his outstanding efforts in the three-match T20I series against New Zealand.
Taylor mentioned how Siraj’s ability to hit the deck hard may be a vital asset to the Indian team.
Ross Taylor on Mohammed Siraj
The last match of the three-game series, played on Tuesday, November 22, in Napier, finished in a stalemate, giving the Men in Blue a 1-0 victory. After the first game was called off due to rain without a ball being bowled, Hardik Pandya and company went on to win the second T20I by 65 runs.
The final Twenty20 International match on Tuesday ended in a draw (D/L system). Rain interrupted play with the visitors on 75/4 in the final nine overs of the chase after New Zealand had reached 160 in 19.4 overs. The Duckworth-Lewis approach determined that the scores were equivalent. India’s best player was Mohammad Siraj, who bowled brilliantly and picked four wickets for just 17 runs. He was named “Player of the Match” for his incredible performance. Despite the poor weather, the Indian spearhead who was on standby during the recently concluded T20 world cup in Australia bowled admirably.
Despite the fact that many have labeled Siraj as one-dimensional, Ross Taylor appeared confident that the bowler will continue to perform well regardless of the conditions.
“There has been some talk about Siraj being one-dimensional and the way he goes about it. I think he continues to improve. And pace is an asset. You need those bowlers who can bowl 140 plus. I think he is going to succeed everywhere around the world, and not just on wickets that bounce,” Taylor said.
Siraj was the leading wicket-taker in India’s three-match T20I series against New Zealand. The right-arm fast bowler took six wickets in two matches, with an economy rate of 5.12.