India fast bowler Mohammed Siraj is set to play for Warwickshire over the remainder of the 2022 County Championship season.
Mohammed Siraj Set to play for Warwickshire
Mohammed Siraj becomes the sixth Indian player to be signed by a county team this season, after Cheteshwar Pujara (Sussex), Washington Sundar (Lancashire), Krunal Pandya (Warwickshire for Royal London Cup), Umesh Yadav (Middlesex) and Navdeep Saini (Kent).
“Warwickshire County Cricket Club has signed India international fast bowler Mohammed Siraj for the final three matches of the County Championship season. The 28-year-old will arrive at Edgbaston ahead of the Bears home fixture against Somerset on Monday, 12 September,” the county club stated in a media release.
𝗪𝗮𝗿𝘄𝗶𝗰𝗸𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗿𝗲 𝘀𝗶𝗴𝗻 𝗠𝗼𝗵𝗮𝗺𝗺𝗲𝗱 𝗦𝗶𝗿𝗮𝗷 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗖𝗼𝘂𝗻𝘁𝘆 𝗖𝗵𝗮𝗺𝗽𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗽 𝗿𝘂𝗻-𝗶𝗻 ✍
💬 “I’m really looking forward to making it my home in September.”
— Warwickshire CCC 🏏 (@WarwickshireCCC) August 18, 2022
“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,” Siraj said.
“Edgbaston is a world class stadium and the atmosphere it created this year for the Test was special. I am really looking forward to making it my home in September and hopefully helping the Bears end the season well.
“I would like to extend my gratitude to both Warwickshire County Cricket Club and BCCI for this opportunity.”
Paul Farbrace, Director of Cricket, Warwickshire 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 am excited to see what Siraj can do in these three games.” Siraj will be the second Indian player to represent Warwickshire this season after Krunal Pandya signed up for the Royal London Cup One Day Championship.
Mohammed Siraj currently plays in India tour of Zimbabwe and bagged a wicket in the first ODI match. The second match of the series is scheduled to play on August 20 in Harare Sports Club, Harare.