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Not getting selected for T20 World Cup is not the end of it all, says Mohammed Siraj | Cricket News – Times of India


MUMBAI: Indian tempo bowler Mohammed Siraj has mentioned that the just lately-concluded Test tour of England was a “great experience” and that he was completely satisfied that he might repose the religion of his captain Virat Kohli throughout the collection.
Siraj performed a key position in India taking a 1-0 lead in the collection, choosing up eight wickets in the Lord’s Test, which led to the guests successful the recreation by 151 runs.
“The England tour was a great experience by any stretch of imagination. I am glad that I could repose the faith of my captain Virat bhai, head coach Ravi Shastri, the support staff and the entire team,” the 27-12 months-outdated, who has to date amassed 30 wickets in 9 Tests, instructed Sportstar on Thursday.
Siraj, although, steered that he was a bit disillusioned at not being selected in the facet for the ICC T20 World Cup in the UAE and Oman in October-November this 12 months.
“Well, selection is not in our hands. It was certainly a dream to play in the T20 World Cup. But again, that is not the end of it all. I have many more goals — the biggest being to play a lead role in helping the team to win matches,” mentioned Siraj.

“I will take things as they come, for I believe in destiny and be content in whatever opportunities I get even as the pursuit for excellence at the highest level continues,” he added.
Siraj mentioned that sharing the ball with the likes of tempo stalwarts Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami was an incredible expertise.
“Definitely, bowling in tandem with big names like Shami bhai, Ishant bhai and Jasprit (Bumrah) bhai is a huge learning curve for me. They were so supportive and always came up with invaluable tips to keep improving my bowling,” he mentioned.
The tempo bowler added that the workforce was on a excessive since successful the Test collection in Australia and that confidence rubbed off in the collection in opposition to England.

“We were confident, though not complacent. This team is on a high after the memorable series win in Australia. It is a team with complete balance in all departments. And, personally, for me it is a joy to be part of such a unit led by such an inspirational leader like Virat bhai,” Siraj mentioned.
He added {that a} piece of recommendation from Kohli forward of the England collection helped him throughout the tour and credited his eight-wicket haul at Lord’s to that.
“‘We know that you are really good with your in-swingers. But to keep the batsmen guessing, you should be equally good with the out-swingers.’ That’s what I have been working really hard (on) and immensely pleased with the Lord’s spell,” Siraj mentioned.



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