Mohammed Siraj has the talent to take at least 300 wickets in Test cricket, according to veteran India wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik, if injuries don’t interfere with his career. Karthik has closely seen Siraj’s development while playing beside him for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League. The youthful speedster led the pace attack in the fourth Test match while several veteran stars were absent during India’s 2020–21 tour of Australia. Siraj has recently evolved into a crucial component of India’s Test lineup.
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He has performed consistently well in ODIs for the past year and is now ranked number 1 in the ICC bowlers’ rankings.
Siraj’s poor performance in the IPL 2022 taught the pacer a lot of lessons, according to Karthik, who also claimed that Siraj deserved a spot in the ODI World Cup squad later this year.
He would unquestionably play on the 2023 World Cup roster. He merits that position; he has performed admirably. He learned a lot about dealing with failures during the 2022 IPL, and it has served him well. I believe he has the potential to be at least a 300-wicket Test bowler, if he avoids injuries.Karthik on “Rise of New India” on Cricbuzz.
The seasoned glovesman added that Siraj should focus more on improving his T20I bowling skills and that Test is the best format for him.
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He obviously possesses the aptitude and skill set needed for that. The only question is whether he can maintain his fitness for that long. He has demonstrated his dependability thus far. One-day matches will follow Test cricket, which is his strongest sport. He is still gaining knowledge in T20s, added Karthik.
Siraj finished his two matches against New Zealand with five wickets, including a four-wicket haul.home ground in Hyderabad. After taking nine wickets in the three-match series against Sri Lanka, he did so.