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Like RCB teammate Nathan Coulter-Nile, Mohammed Siraj too, has a fascinating story. Son of an auto-rickshaw driver from Hyderabad, Siraj has worked his way up into national reckoning rather quickly. He started playing leather ball cricket only in 2015, and within 2 years of domestic cricket, he was donning his country's national colours.
In the 2016-17 Ranji Trophy season, he was Hyderabad's highest wicket-taker with 41 wickets from 9 matches, ending up as the joint third highest wicket taker. Siraj is deceptively quick, can swing the new ball and has a mean bouncer which makes him quite a handful in T20s.
His talent was never a doubt and ahead of the 2017 VIVO IPL, he bagged a deal with SRH. He has a knack for taking wickets and that was apparent in his debut IPL season, where he took 10 wickets from 6 games. What he lacks in control in T20s is made up with his ability to find you a breakthrough, something that cannot be done without in the shortest format. His slower ball can surprise you and that has been a newer variation we witnessed in the 2017 VIVO IPL. A little more focus on his line and length and we might be seeing him leading the pace pack for India very soon! RCB saw enough talent in him to acquire him for INR 2.60 Crores in the VIVO IPL Auction 2018.