India’s bowling coach Paras Mhambrey has showered praises on Mohammad Siraj for working his sweet to improve on his outswingers and said that the pacer worked religiously in the nets to improve the aspect of his bowling. Siraj has quickly earned the position of India’s leading bowler in limited-overs cricket recently in the absence of Jasprit Bumrah.
The 28-year-old picked up five wickets in a couple of games against New Zealand and was rested for the final ODI in Indore. The 28-year-old’s emergence was rewarded on Tuesday when he was selected as a part of the ICC ODI Team of 2022 along with Shreyas Iyer.
Speaking ahead of the match, as quoted by Sportskeeda, Paras Mhambrey said that they had a conversation with the fast bowler during the tour of England about the areas he needed to improve on in order to be successful in white-ball cricket.
The bowling coach said that one of the aspects he wanted Siraj to improve was the outswinger. Mhambrey said he was happy with the fact that the pacer had transformed and worked on the point. The bowling coach said that Siraj worked religiously in the nets to work hard on the outswinger and that is paying dividends now.
Paras Mhambrey said, “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.”
He further explained, “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.”