IND vs SA: I Have Been Working On The Five To Six Meter Length With New Ball – Mohammed Siraj Ahead Of 3rd ODI Against South Africa


India beat South Africa by 7 wickets in the 2nd ODI of the three-match ODI series at the JSCA International Stadium Complex in Ranchi on Sunday, October 9. After losing the first ODI to the visitors in Lucknow, the Shikhar Dhawan-led team chased down the target of 279 runs with 25 balls to spare and levelled the series at 1-1.

Mohammed Siraj was the best bowler in the lineup for India with the ball in the Ranchi ODI. He took three wickets in his 10-over quota, conceding just 38 runs, including the big wickets of Quinton de Kock and Reeza Hendricks.

Mohammed Siraj (Image: Twitter)

Speaking ahead of the 3rd ODI against South Africa on Tuesday, October 11, at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi, Siraj opened up on his impressive performance in the 2nd ODI in Ranchi.

My plan Was to Bowl On Hard Lengths – Mohammed Siraj

“I wanted to bowl according to the wicket. The ball was staying a bit low in the last match. My plan was to bowl on hard lengths since it is not easy to hit those deliveries. So I just wanted to bowl with pace on hard lengths. If the batter manages to hit it from there, then no worries.”

The 28-year-old said that he has been working on hard lengths to improve his bowling when asked about the areas he has been focusing on recently.

“For the new ball, I have been working on the five to six meter length and for the older ball, eight meter. The wicket was slow in Ranchi, so the slower balls were effective. Hence, I was hitting the eight-meter line.”

Mohammed Siraj
Mohammed Siraj, Image Credits: Twitter

India levelled the three-match series at 1-1 with the win against South Africa at the JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi, on Sunday, October 09. The right-arm fast bowler said that he is excited to play a series decider against the strong South African side.

“South Africa are a tough side. We really enjoy performing against them. It is a decider and we have a very young side, so we are feeling good and excited.”

IND vs SA: I Have Been Working On The Five To Six Meter Length With New Ball - Mohammed Siraj Ahead Of 3rd ODI Against South Africa

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