Mohammad Siraj Biography: Birth, Age, Family, Education, Cricket Career, Stats, Awards, and Honours

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Mohammad Siraj is an Indian cricketer who plays as a right-arm fast bowler for the Indian national team. He also plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League and Hyderabad in domestic cricket. In 2017, he played for the IPL team of Sunrisers Hyderabad. Siraj is often known for his hostile pace and his ability to swing the ball either way. He is also regarded as one of India’s best test bowlers. In this article, you know about Mohammad Siraj Biography, Birth, Age, Family, Education, Cricket Career, Stats, Awards, Records, and Honours.

Mohammad Siraj Biography:

Full Name Mohammad Siraj
Birth  13 March 1994
Age  29 years( as per 2024)
Nickname Miyan Magic
Religion Islam
Parents Mohammed Ghaus (Father)

Shabana Begum (Mother)

Education Safa Junior College, Nampally, Hyderabad
Education Qualification 12th Standard
Height 5ft 10inch
Profession Cricketer
Batting style Right-handed batter
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
Jersey Number Test:13
ODI:13
T20I:13
IPL: 13
Spouse Unmarried
Sibling Mohammed Ismail
Net Worth Rs. 58.08 crore ($7 Million) (as of 2024)
Instagram @mohammedsirajofficial
Facebook @MohammedSirajofficials
Twitter @mdsirajofficial

 

Mohammad Siraj Biography: Early Life and Family

Siraj was born on 13 March 1994 in Hyderabad, Telangana to a Hyderabadi Muslim family. His father, Mohammed Ghaus, was an auto-rickshaw driver, and his mother, Shabana Begum, is a housewife. His elder brother, Mohammed Ismail, is an engineer. He started playing cricket at the age of 19 after playing with the tennis ball for most of his life after only starting to bowl at 16, and in his first match got 9 wickets for his uncle’s team in the Hyderabad Cricket Association.

Mohammad Siraj Biography: Education

Siraj completed his schooling at Safa Junior College, Nampally, Hyderabad. He did not pursue higher education as he wanted to focus on his cricket career. He is a devout Muslim and follows the teachings of Islam. He is unmarried and does not have any girlfriend. He is very close to his family and often visits them whenever he gets time.

Mohammad Siraj Biography: Carrer

Domestic Career

Siraj made his first-class debut on 15 November 2015 under the coaching of Karthik Udupa playing for Hyderabad in the 2015–16 Ranji Trophy tournament. He made his Twenty20 debut on 2 January 2016 in the 2015–16 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy tournament.

During the 2016–17 Ranji Trophy tournament, he was the highest wicket-taker for Hyderabad with 41 wickets at an average of 18.92. In February 2018, he was the leading wicket-taker in the 2017–18 Vijay Hazare Trophy, with 23 dismissals in seven matches.

In October 2018, he was named to India A’s squad for the 2018–19 Deodhar Trophy. In October 2019, he was named to India B’s squad for the 2019–20 Deodhar Trophy.

Siraj’s impressive performances in the domestic circuit attracted the attention of the IPL franchises. He was bought by Sunrisers Hyderabad for INR 2.6 crore in the 2017 IPL auction. He played 6 matches for them and took 10 wickets at an economy rate of 9.21.

He was then traded to Royal Challengers Bangalore for the 2018 season. He has been a regular member of the RCB bowling attack since then and has taken 45 wickets in 40 matches so far. He has also been praised by his captain Virat Kohli for his skill and attitude. In the 2020 season, he became the first bowler in IPL history to bowl two maiden overs in a match, against Kolkata Knight Riders. He also took 3 wickets for 8 runs in that match and was awarded the Man of the Match.

In 2022, Siraj was signed by Warwickshire as an overseas player for the County Championship. He played 8 matches for them and took 32 wickets at an average of 19.75. He also scored his highest first-class score of 46 against Somerset. He helped Warwickshire win the title by taking 5 wickets in the final match against Lancashire.

Mohammad Siraj Biography: ODI Career

Siraj made his One Day International (ODI) debut on 15 January 2019 against Australia at Adelaide Oval. He took one wicket but gave away 76 runs in his 10 overs. He played two more ODIs in that series and took 2 wickets in total. He was then dropped from the ODI squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup.

He made a comeback in the ODI squad for the 2020 tour of Australia. He played two matches and took 3 wickets. He was also part of the ODI squad for the 2021 tour of England but did not get a chance to play. He was then selected for the 2023 Cricket World Cup squad.

He played 8 matches in the tournament and took 15 wickets at an average of 21.66. He was the second-highest wicket-taker for India after Jasprit Bumrah. He also took a career-best 6 for 21 against Bangladesh in the semi-final. He helped India reach the final, losing to Australia by 7 wickets.

T20 Career

Siraj made his Twenty20 International (T20I) debut on 4 November 2017 against New Zealand at Rajkot. He took one wicket but conceded 53 runs in his four overs. He played two more T20Is in that series and took 3 wickets in total. He has not played any T20I since then.

Siraj has been a regular performer in the domestic T20 tournaments. He has played 121 T20 matches and taken 143 wickets at an average of 24.55 and an economy rate of 8.20. He has also taken 5 four-wicket hauls and has a best bowling figure of 4 for 17. He has also scored 127 runs at a strike rate of 84.10 and has a highest score of 14 not out.

Mohammad Siraj Biography: Test Career

Siraj made his Test debut on 26 December 2020 against Australia at Melbourne Cricket Ground. He took 5 wickets in the match and helped India win by 8 wickets. He also became the first Indian bowler to take 5 wickets on debut in Australia.

Mohammad played three more Tests in that series and took 13 wickets in total. He was the highest wicket-taker for India in the series, which they won 2-1. He also took his maiden five-wicket haul in the fourth Test at Brisbane, where he took 6 for 15 in the second innings. He also led the Indian team off the field after their historic win, as the senior players were injured or absent.

Siraj continued his good form in the Test series against England at home in 2021. He played 3 Tests and took 9 wickets at an average of 24.22. He also scored his highest Test score of 16 not out in the second Test at Chennai. He was part of the Indian squad for the inaugural World Test Championship final against New Zealand at Southampton in 2021.

He did not play in the match, which India lost by 8 wickets. He was then selected for the Test series against England in England in 2021. He played 4 Tests and took 18 wickets at an average of 23.27. He was the joint-highest wicket-taker for India along with Bumrah.

He also took his third five-wicket haul in the third Test at Leeds, where he took 5 for 52 in the first innings. He also scored a crucial 28 runs in the second innings of the fourth Test at Oval, where India won by 157 runs. He was awarded the Man of the Match for his performance.

Siraj was also part of the Indian squad for the Test series against South Africa in South Africa in 2022-23. He played 3 Tests and took 12 wickets at an average of 25.58. He also took his fourth five-wicket haul in the second Test at Cape Town, where he took 5 for 67 in the first innings.

He also scored a vital 19 runs in the second innings of the third Test at Johannesburg, where India won by 63 runs. He was the second-highest wicket-taker for India after Bumrah. India won the series 2-1 and became the first Asian team to win a Test series in South Africa.

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Mohammad Siraj Biography: Stats

Bowling Summary

Format Matches Innings Overs Runs Wickets Average Strike Rate Economy Rate Best Bowling 5w 
Test 24 44 598.5 1971 68 28.98 52.8 3.29 6/15 3
ODI 41 40 304.1 1550 68 22.79 26.8 5.09 6/21 1
T20I 10 10 38.0 334 12 27.83 19.0 8.78 4/17 0
IPl 79 79 242.3 2326 78 29.8 20.8 8.54 4/21 0

 

Batting Summary

Format Matches Innings Runs Highest Score Average Strike Rate 100s 50s
Test 24 33 101 16* 4.81 42.08 0 0
ODI 41 14 46 9* 7.67 46.00 0 0
T20I 10 3 7 5 7.00 87.50 0 0
IPL 79 22 97 14* 12.12 87.39 0 0

 

Mohammad Siraj Biography: Records

  • He was the highest wicket-taker for Hyderabad with 41 wickets at an average of 18.92 in the 2016–17 Ranji Trophy tournament.
  • He was the leading wicket-taker in the 2017–18 Vijay Hazare Trophy, with 23 dismissals in seven matches
  • He became the first bowler in IPL history to bowl two maiden overs in a match, against Kolkata Knight Riders in 2020. He also took 3 wickets for 8 runs in that match and was awarded the Man of the Match
  • He became the first Indian bowler to take 5 wickets on debut in Australia, in the second Test of the 2020-21 Border-Gavaskar Trophy. He took 5 for 77 in the first innings at Melbourne.
  • He was the highest wicket-taker for India in the 2020-21 Border-Gavaskar Trophy, with 13 wickets in three Tests at an average of 29.53. He also took his maiden five-wicket haul in the fourth Test at Brisbane, where he took 6 for 15 in the second innings. He also led the Indian team off the field after their historic win, as the senior players were injured or absent.
  • He took a career-best 6 for 21 against Bangladesh in the semi-final of the 2023 Cricket World Cup. He was the second-highest wicket-taker for India in the tournament with 15 wickets in eight matches at an average of 21.66.
  • He was named as the ICC Men’s Test Player of the Month for August 2021 for his outstanding performance in the Test series against England. He took 11 wickets in two Tests at an average of 22.27.
  • He was included in the ICC Men’s Test Team of the Year for 2021. He was the only Indian pacer in the team.

He took his fourth five-wicket haul in the second Test against South Africa at Cape Town in 2022-23. He took 5 for 67 in the first innings. He also scored a vital 19 runs in the second innings of the third Test at Johannesburg, where India won by 63 runs. He was the second-highest wicket-taker for India in the series with 12 wickets in three Tests at an average of 25.58. India became the first Asian team to win a Test series in South Africa.

Mohammad Siraj Biography: Awards and Honours

  • He was named the Emerging Player of the Year by the Hyderabad Cricket Association in 2017.
  • He was awarded the Dilip Sardesai Award for the highest wicket-taker in Test cricket in 2020-21 by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). He took 16 wickets in 5 Tests at an average of 28.25.
  • He was named the ICC Men’s Test Player of the Month for August 2021 for his outstanding performance in the Test series against England. He took 11 wickets in 2 Tests at an average of 22.27.
  • He was included in the ICC Men’s Test Team of the Year for 2021. He was the only Indian pacer in the team.

 

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