India pacer Mohammed Siraj has signed up with Warwickshire county cricket club to play three games of County Championship Division One. Right now, Siraj is with the Indian team in Zimbabwe to play three ODIs, the last of which will be on the 22nd of August.
The next game of Warwickshire is against Somerset at Edgbaston on the 12th of September. Siraj is highly excited about this new prospect.
He said that he will help the Bears finish the season with a high this time.
Siraj last played a Test match in England against the hosts which was the fifth rescheduled Test that the hosts won and the series was drawn 2-2. In Siraj, 52 first-class matches, he has taken 194 wickets and has two 10-wicket hauls and five five-wicket hauls to his name.
In the rescheduled Test, Siraj was able to pick up four wickets in the first innings.
Siraj further said in the interview today that he is looking forward to making Edgbaston his home as they got excellent crowd support during the fifth Test.
Siraj now becomes the sixth Indian player to play county cricket in England.
Sundar could not be a part of the Zimbabwe series as he sustained a shoulder injury.
Krunal Pandya is also playing for Warwickshire in their 50-over squad this season.
Warwickshire Director of Cricket, Paul Farbrace said that Siraj is an excellent pacer in the current times and will be a good inclusion in their line-up. He also added that Warwickshire needs a strong bowling attack during this crucial period.
Siraj also thanked the BCCI for giving him the opportunity to play county cricket.
After their Somerset game, they will be playing against Gloucestershire and Hampshire.
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