India’s Key Bowler Troubles Fans in IND vs PAK Match
IND vs PAK: As Team India basks in the glory of their recent triumph against Afghanistan, fans are now looking forward to the highly anticipated showdown with arch-rivals Pakistan. However, amidst the excitement, concerns have arisen regarding the performance of one of the team’s bowlers.
Hyderabad Express’s Unexpected Struggles
Mohammad Siraj, affectionately known as the “Hyderabad Express,” was expected to be a vital asset for Team India in the World Cup, particularly on their home turf. Leading up to the tournament, Siraj had ascended to the position of the number one bowler in ODIs. Fans were hopeful that he would redeem himself following his lackluster showing in the Asia Cup. However, as Team India completed two matches in the World Cup, Siraj’s performance raised eyebrows.
Underwhelming World Cup Performances
In the match against Australia, Siraj bowled six overs, conceding 26 runs and securing just one wicket. To the dismay of fans, he remained wicketless in the subsequent match against Afghanistan. In the latter contest, he bowled 9 overs, giving away 76 runs. Adding to the disappointment, he found himself in an unfavorable record book.
A Troubling Record
Following his performance against Afghanistan, Mohammad Siraj joins an unenviable group, becoming the fourth Indian bowler to concede the most runs in a single match in the history of the ODI World Cup. Notable among his predecessors is Yuzvendra Chahal, who delivered an expensive spell of 10 overs for 88 runs without a wicket in a match against England during the 2019 World Cup.(IND vs PAK)
From Hero to Second Place
Before the World Cup, Siraj’s sensational performance in the Asia Cup final against Sri Lanka, where he claimed six wickets for 21 runs, catapulted him to the number one ranking among ODI bowlers. However, after the Australia and Afghanistan matches in the World Cup, Siraj has slipped to second place in the rankings.
High Hopes for the Pakistan Match
Fans, perplexed by Siraj’s inability to make breakthroughs on a seemingly flat Delhi pitch, are hoping for his resurgence in the crucial match against Pakistan. The “Hyderabad Express” is expected to regain form and make a significant impact on the grand stage. Fans rally behind him, urging him to shine against Pakistan. Kaman, Siraj Mia, Kaman! (IND vs PAK)