Mohammad Siraj Biography, Age, Height, Centuries, Net Worth, Wife, ICC Rankings, Career

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Mohammad Siraj, born on 13 March 1994 in Hyderabad, India, is a right-arm medium-fast Indian bowler. Siraj is known for being lethal with his yorkers in the slog overs in the past few years. For quite some time now he has been a part of the Indian squad in all three formats. He can constantly bowl in the 135-140 kph range and can also deliver slower balls whenever necessary. His variations have made him more valuable in the Indian squad. In the Indian Premier League, Siraj is a part of Royal Challengers Bangalore as their lead bowler who can bowl in the start as well as slog overs.

Mohammad Siraj Early Life and Education

Mohammad Siraj’s early life was full of hardships. He was not in a condition to afford cricket coaching so he used to play cricket in the streets with a tennis ball. He had so much passion for cricket that he used to bunk his school to play with friends. In his early stages he started off as a batter but his friends urge him to be a bowler after witnessing his skills. In 2015 at the age of 20, Siraj visited Chairman Cricket Club with a friend and impressed everyone there in the club. He started playing for the club and gave some magnificent performances. In the same year, he was selected in the state’s Under-23 squad and then senior Zonal side.

Mohammad Siraj International Debut

Mohammad Siraj Tests Debut – 26 December 2020 against Australia at MCC.

Mohammad Siraj ODI Debut – 15 January 2019 against Australia at Adelaide.

Mohammad Siraj T20I Debut – 4 November 2017 against New Zealand at Rajkot.

Mohammad Siraj Career

Mohammad Siraj Domestic career

Siraj made in first-class debut on 15 November 2015 for Hyderabad in Ranji Trophy against Services at Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, Delhi. He only played a single game in his debut season.

In 2016, he made his debut in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy tournament. In the same year, he performed extremely well in Ranji Trophy and helped Hyderabad in reaching the quarter-finals. He took 41 wickets in 9 matches and ended up as the highest wicket-taker for Hyderabad and third-highest wicket-taker for the season. This performance made his way into the ‘Rest of India’ team for Irani Cup.

In 2017, he has selected in India A squad for the tour of South Africa.

In 2017-18 Vijay Hazare Trophy tournament he emerged as the highest wicket-taker. He took 23 wickets in 7 matches.

In 2018-19, he was picked up in India A squad for Deodhar Trophy Tournament. Later in the same year, he was named in the India B squad for Deodhar Trophy.

Mohammad Siraj International Career

With some good performances under his name in the domestic circuit, Mohammad Siraj made his way to the national side. In October 2017, he got selected for the T20I series against New Zealand. Siraj made his International Debut on 4 November 2017 against New Zealand in a T20I. His first outing in Indian jersey didn’t go as expected. He conceded 53 runs in 4 overs with 1 wicket of Kane Williamson. Later next year in 2018, he got selected for the team for Nidahas Trophy.

In 2018, Siraj was selected in the Test squad against West Indies but did not get a chance to be a part of playing-11.

After a year in 2019, he got his maiden ODI to call up for a series against Australia. He made his ODI debut on 15 January 2019 against Australia. He didn’t pick up any wicket in his ODI debut.

In December 2020, Mohammad Siraj made his Test Debut for the Indian team against Australia. Siraj’s first test wicket was Australian batter Marnus Labuschagne. During the 4th test of the series against Australia, he took his maiden five-wicket haul in the tests. Since 2020, Siraj has been a constant member of the Indian squad, especially in the tests. He provides a completely different set of skills in the bowling lineup of the Indian team.

Mohammad Siraj IPL Career

Mohammad Siraj was bought by Sunrisers Hyderabad ahead of the 2017 IPL season for a whopping amount of 2.6 crores. He played 6 matches and took 10 wickets in the season.

In 2018, Siraj was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore. Since then he is part of the franchise. He took 11 wickets in 11 matches in 2018.

In 2019, Siraj took just 7 wickets in 9 matches.

In 2020, he took 11 wickets in 9 matches and became the first bowler in the history of IPL to bowl 2 consecutive maiden overs.

In 2021, he took 11 wickets in 15 matches but he was quite economical with an economy of 6.78.

In 2022, Royal Challengers Bangalore retained Mohammad Siraj ahead of the mega auction of TATA IPL for the amount of 7 crores.

Mohammad Siraj Stats

In Tests, Mohammad Siraj has played 12 matches and taken 36 wickets with the best figures of 5/73.

In ODIs, Mohammad Siraj has played 4 matches and taken 5 wickets with the best figures of 3/29.

In T20Is, Mohammad Siraj has played 5 matches and taken 5 wickets with the best figures of 1/22.

In IPL, Mohammad Siraj has played 53 matches and taken 53 wickets with the best figures of 4/32.

Mohammad Siraj Family

Siraj was born in a Muslim family. Siraj’s father Mohammad Ghouse was a rickshaw driver who managed his family in a lot of trouble. His mother Shabana Begum was a house-made. His father passed away in November 2020. He has an elder brother Mohammad Ismail who is a software engineer. Siraj got engaged in June 2021. However, he didn’t reveal when he is going to marry with her fiancée.

Mohammad Siraj Income

The total net worth of Mohammad Siraj is around 20- 25 crore in 2022. Siraj is currently getting paid a fee of 15 lakh rupees for a test match and 6 lakh rupees for an ODI and 3 lakh rupees for a T20I match. He was retained by Royal Challengers Bangalore for 7 crores in 2022.

Personal Information

Mohammad Siraj Full Name: Mohammad Siraj

Mohammad Siraj Height: 178 cm

Mohammad Siraj Birthplace: Hyderabad, India

Mohammad Siraj Date of Birth: 13 March 1994

Mohammad Siraj Age: 27 years (2021)

Mohammad Siraj Nationality: Indian

Mohammad Siraj Religion: Islam

Mohammad Siraj School: Safa Junior College, Nampally, Hyderabad

Mohammad Siraj Marital Status: Engaged

Mohammad Siraj Favorite Cricketer: Dale Steyn, Mitchell Starc

Mohammad Siraj Jersey Number: 13

Mohammad Siraj Bowling style: Right-arm medium-fast

Mohammad Siraj Favorite Ball: Yorker

Mohammad Siraj Batting Style: Right-hand

Mohammad Siraj Hobbies: Listening to Music

Mohammad Siraj Networth: $3 Million

FAQs

  1. When did Mohammad Siraj make his International Debut?

Siraj made his International Debut on 4 November 2017 against New Zealand in a T20I.

2. Who is the wife of Mohammad Siraj?

Siraj got engaged in June 2021. However, he didn’t reveal when he will be marrying her fiancée.

3. How many wickets Mohammad Siraj has taken in IPL?

In IPL, Mohammad Siraj has played 53 matches and taken 53 wickets with best figures of 4/32.

4. How many wickets Mohammad Siraj has bagged in test matches?

In Tests, Mohammad Siraj has played 12 matches and taken 36 wickets with the best figures of 5/73.

5. When did Mohammad Siraj start playing cricket?

In his early stages he started off as a batter but his friends urge him to be a bowler after witnessing his skills. In 2015 at the age of 20, Siraj visited Chairman Cricket Club with a friend and impressed everyone there in the club.

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