Mohammad Siraj reached Guwahati, fans gathered to meet Team India – Video

The Indian team has taken a 1-0 lead in the series by winning the first T20 match played in Thiruvananthapuram and will now try to capture the series in the second match in Guwahati.

Siraj last played a T20 match against Sri Lanka in February.

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Indian Cricket Team Currently, the discussion is mostly revolving around the fitness of star fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah. Bumrah’s injury has dealt a big blow to the Indian team and he has been ruled out of the T20 World Cup. Obviously this is a cause for concern but Team India is leaving all these behind and focusing its attention on the T20 series against South Africa and as a replacement for Bumrah. Mohammad Siraj have also joined the team.

Great welcome in Guwahati

For the three-match T20 series, the Indian team had left Thiruvananthapuram on Thursday 29 September and reached Guwahati. The second match of the series between Team India and South Africa is to be played on Sunday 2 October in this city of Assam. On reaching Guwahati, Team India was given a warm welcome. On reaching the airport, there was a crowd of fans, while the artists also presented the traditional dance of Assam.

All eyes on Siraj

Team India started the series with a win in Thiruvananthapuram and now the preparations for the second match have started. For this match, most of the eyes will be on Mohammad Siraj, who has been included in place of Bumrah. Bumrah has also joined the team in Guwahati and on Friday 30, he also took part in the team’s first practice session.

Siraj played his last T20 match for India in February this year. In that match against Sri Lanka, Siraj took 1 wicket for 22 runs.

How was the performance in T20?

However, Siraj has not been very successful in this format and hence has not got many opportunities. Siraj has played only 5 T20 matches for Team India, in which he has got 5 wickets and has spent more than 10 runs. Also, this year’s IPL season was also not good for Siraj.

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However, the right-arm fast bowler has consistently performed better in recent times. He has done well in ODIs against England, West Indies and Zimbabwe, while taking 6 wickets in a County Championship match in England only a few days ago. In such a situation, it is enough that he is in rhythm, it remains to be seen whether he is able to maintain his momentum in the face of the challenges of the shortest format.