WI vs IND: Mohammed Siraj Returns Home After being rested from ODIs Against West Indies

Siraj, who was playing cricket since IPL 2023, has been rested by the team management.
Image: ICC
Image: ICC

The Indian cricket team has decided to rest pace bowler Mohammed Siraj from the upcoming WI vs IND ODI series. The decision was made to manage Siraj's workload effectively, considering his recent impressive performances.

During the two Test matches against West Indies, Mohammed Siraj showed his skills with the ball, taking a total of seven wickets. In the first Test, which was played on a flat Port-of-Spain pitch, Siraj's outstanding performance of taking five wickets led to the home team's batting falling apart on the fourth morning.

Mohammed Siraj after taking his second five-wicket haul in test cricket. Image: Getty

Before the West Indies tour, Siraj was a vital part of the Indian team during the World Test Championship final at The Oval against Australia. He played a significant role in India's victory by capturing five wickets in the match, including a four-wicket haul in the first innings.

In the One-Day International format, Mohammed Siraj's last assignment was against Australia at home in March 2022. During that series, he emerged as the top wicket-taker for India and the second-highest wicket-taker overall, making his presence felt on the international stage.

Impressively, since the beginning of 2022, Mohammed Siraj has been India's most successful bowler in ODIs, bagging an impressive tally of 43 wickets. His consistent performances have made him a key asset for the Indian cricket team across formats.

India's decision to rest Siraj for the ODIs against West Indies reflects the team's focus on player management and ensuring that their key players remain in top physical condition. As of now, no replacement has been named for Siraj in the ODI squad, but the team remains optimistic about maintaining their unbeaten streak in the World Cup with the depth and talent available.

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