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The Indian cricket workforce started their 2023 ODI World Cup preparations in model, securing a clear sweep in opposition to New Zealand within the 3-match sequence. The likes of Shubman Gill and Rohit Sharma had been the star performers with the bat whereas spinner Kuldeep Yadav additionally impressed many. By way of the tempo bowling division, it was Mohammed Siraj who arguably outshone the remainder. Nonetheless, former India cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar was left stunned to see Siraj hardly being talked about within the post-match presentation after the conclusion of the third ODI.
In a chat on Star Sports activities, Manjrekar held particular reward for Siraj, lauding him for persistently delivering the products for India.
“Within the post-match, he was hardly talked about. Hardly talked about. However sure, when I’ve to have a look at 1 participant who’s promising loads. One participant whose progress has been phenomenal. I’ve used this time period many occasions. He in the intervening time appears like an entire seam bowler. And that claims loads about any performer and never simply this format. In T20Is and Check matches as properly,” Manjrekar mentioned after the conclusion of the presentation ceremony.
Siraj completed the sequence with 5 wickets to his title at a superb common of 11.20. Whereas the likes of Kuldeep Yadav and Shardul Thakur received extra wickets than him (6 every), Siraj solely featured in 2 matches for the workforce within the 3-ODI sequence.
“Shubman Gill received a double hundred and 100. However whenever you have a look at the standard and in opposition to the hardest opposition on the earth – huge stress match. Mohammed Siraj is someone that India have discovered, who will likely be there when India want him,” Manjrekar added.
Siraj was rested from the third and closing ODI of the sequence, in what gave the impression to be a measure to maintain him contemporary for the upcoming 4-match Check sequence in opposition to Australia.
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