Indian pacer Mohammed Siraj has signed up with Warwickshire County for three County Championship matches, the county announced on August 18, 2022. The 28-year-old will arrive at Edgbaston ahead of the Bears' home fixture against Somerset on Monday 12 September.
Mohammed Siraj, who made his Test debut against Australia in the 2020-21 Border-Gavaskar Trophy and impressed one and all in the 2021 Test series in England, has played for India 26 times in all formats, taking 56 wickets. In total, he has taken 403 wickets in 207 career matches with 194 of those in first-class cricket.
Talking about his first county sojourn, Siraj said: “I can’t wait to join up with the Bears squad. I have always enjoyed playing in England with India and I’m excited to experience County Cricket. I would like to extend my gratitude to both Warwickshire County Cricket Club and BCCI for this opportunity.”
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Paul Farbrace, Director of Cricket said: “Siraj is a fantastic addition to the squad and we can’t wait to welcome him to Warwickshire. He is one of the best fast bowlers in the world right now and his knowledge and experience will help bring an added dimension to our line-up. It’s been clear that we needed to strengthen our bowling attack for the crucial run-in period and I’m excited to see what Siraj can do in these three games.”
Siraj had also picked 4/66 in the recently played rescheduled fifth Test between England and India in Edgbaston in July.
(Warwickshire county website inputs)