Rising Star Mohammed Siraj Gears Up for Debut World Cup 2023

The 2023 ODI World Cup holds special significance for Mohammed Siraj as he prepares to make his debut in the tournament. The right-arm fast bowler has become an integral part of India’s ODI team, and his performance could greatly impact the team’s fortunes in the World Cup. Mohammed Siraj enters the competition with high confidence, thanks to his outstanding performance in the Asia Cup last month.

In the final of the Asia Cup, Mohammed Siraj delivered a remarkable performance against Sri Lanka, taking 6 wickets for just 21 runs. His efforts played a crucial role in bowling out the home side for a mere 50 runs. India went on to win the game by 10 wickets, securing their eighth Asia Cup title.

Now, Mohammed Siraj is focused on the World Cup. In a video posted by the Indian cricket team’s official Instagram handle, several Indian players shared their thoughts on playing in the ODI World Cup for the first time. Expressing his feelings, Mohammed Siraj stated:

“To be honest, it’s an indescribable feeling to be playing the World Cup for the first time, especially in India.”

Mohammed Siraj has been in excellent form, particularly in ODIs, this year. He currently ranks as the number one ODI bowler in the world and is the fifth-highest wicket-taker in the 50-over format for the year. With an impressive tally of 30 wickets in 14 games, he is one of India’s top-performing bowlers in ODIs, with only Kuldeep Yadav having more wickets in the Indian team.

India squad for the 2023 World Cup:

Rohit Sharma (c), Hardik Pandya (vc), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav.

India’s schedule for the 2023 Cricket World Cup (Time in IST):

October 8: India v Australia, Chennai, 2 pm
October 11: India v Afghanistan, New Delhi, 2 pm
October 14: India v Pakistan, Ahmedabad, 2 pm
October 19: India v Bangladesh, Pune, 2 pm
October 22: India v New Zealand, Dharamsala, 2 pm
October 29: India v England, Lucknow, 2 pm
November 2: India v Sri Lanka, Mumbai, 2 pm
November 5: India v South Africa, Kolkata, 2 pm
November 12: India v Netherlands, Bengaluru, 2 pm

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