WTC Final 2023 | How Has Mohammed Siraj Performed At The Oval?
Mohammed Siraj toured England in 2021 (Twitter)
Mohammed Siraj established himself as one of the vanguards of India’s pace attack on his debut tour itself, where he tormented Australian batters throughout India’s historic series win two years ago.
The speedster was subsequently picked for India’s five-Test tour of England, this time ably slipstreaming his senior pace mates Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami.
With Team India gearing up for the upcoming WTC final against Australia, captain Rohit Sharma will heavily bank on Siraj, considering Bumrah’s injury-prone absence from the side.
The cricketer has already played a Test match at The Oval, the battleground for the imminent WTC summit clash. As we inch closer towards the ultimate Test, here we take a look at how Siraj has fared at the venue as well as his track record against Australia and in English conditions.
Mohammed Siraj numbers at The Oval
Runs conceded: 86
Wickets taken: 1
Strike rate: 156
Economy rate: 3.30
Mohammed Siraj numbers in England
Runs conceded: 594
Wickets taken: 18
Strike rate: 51.1
Economy rate: 3.87
Mohammed Siraj numbers vs Australia
Runs conceded: 457
Wickets taken: 14
Strike rate: 67.8
Economy rate: 2.88
As evidenced through the aforementioned stats, Mohammed Siraj has a great track record in England. However, the speedster struggled during his time at The Oval back in 2021, where he bowled 26 overs in a match to claim just one wicket.
Regardless, Siraj poses a striking threat to Australia’s chances for the WTC title, as they are well accustomed to his accuracy and aggression.
The WTC 2023 final gets underway on June 7. The match serves as a culmination of the two-year championship cycle, where Australia and India emerged at the top of the points table.