Centurion. The year 2021 has been great for Mohammad Siraj. He is currently playing the first Test against South Africa (India vs South Africa). In the match, Team India has set a target of 305 runs in front of South Africa. The Indian team could only score 174 runs in the second innings. Wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant scored the highest 34 runs in the second innings. Talking about Centurion’s record, the Indian team has not won a single Test here so far. In such a situation, this time he has a golden opportunity.
Hosts South Africa, chasing the target, have scored 59 runs for 2 wickets till the writing of the news. That is, he still has to score 246 more runs. In the second innings, Mohammad Siraj took the wicket of Keegan Pietersen. Pietersen scored 17 runs off 36 balls. This is Siraj’s 30th Test wicket of the year. So far Jasprit Bumrah And even Mohammed Shami could not reach here. Apart from this, Mohammed Shami got the wicket of Aiden Markram.
Took 30 wickets in 19 innings
Talking about Mohammad Siraj, he is the highest wicket-taker for India this year. He has so far taken 30 wickets in 19 innings of 10 Tests at an average of 30. His best performance is 5 wickets for 73 runs. At the same time, Jasprit Bumrah has taken 27 wickets in 16 innings of 9 Tests. His best performance is 5 wickets for 64 runs. On the other hand, Mohammed Shami has taken 21 wickets in 9 innings of 5 Tests so far. 5 wickets for 44 runs is the best performance.
Talking about the overall test, India has the most number of wicket off-spinners this year. R Ashwin is the name of. He has taken 52 wickets in 17 innings of 9 Tests. No other bowler has reached the 50-wicket mark. Left-arm spin bowler Axar Patel is at number two with 36 wickets in 10 innings of 5 Tests. Siraj is at number three overall.