Debashis Sarangi ∙ Jan 24 2023, 2:00 PM | 2 Min Read

Paras Mhambrey reveals what helped Mohammed Siraj evolve as an ODI bowler

image-ld9yz77xMohammed Siraj [Source: AP]

Since the start of 2022, Mohammed Siraj has emerged as a potent force with the new ball for India. The right-arm pacer was one of the rare shining lights in an otherwise abysmal year for Indian cricket, as he finished 2022 with 24 wickets at a surreal economy. 

However, once, things weren't as smooth as they are now for the Hyderabad-born pacer. Despite being an impactful operator of the red ball, Siraj's struggles in white-ball cricket were evident, as he used to go for plenty of runs. 

Recently, Indian bowling coach Paras Mhambrey explained how he helped Siraj evolve as a white-ball bowler, advising him to rediscover his out-swinger, which he had lost while fine-tuning other variations. 

Here's what Mhambrey revealed

"We had a conversation with Siraj in England, during the Test series and the white-ball series that we had. We sat down and discussed what are the other kind of things that we need to add, specifically to be successful with the white-ball as well. One of the points which came up was the outswinger, which he had earlier, but he lost it a little but while trying to work on other aspects, working on the cross seam and other kind of stuff,

"We discussed that we need to challenge the outer edge of the right-handed batter, to pick up more wickets. I'm very happy to see that he has transformed and worked on it, the credit should be given to him. He has worked religiously in the nets, working on the outswinger and which is paying dividends right now."

Siraj has been rested for the third ODI against New Zealand. As of writing, India are 31 for no loss in 5 overs. 

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