Dale Steyn noted that Mohammed Siraj can be someone India might go for during the England tour.
South African pacer Dale Steyn has expressed his liking of India’s current lot of fast-bowlers. The Indian team has historically never had a group of quality pacers but in recent times have emerged as a force to reckon with. Steyn has advised the current Test pace quartet of Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Mohammad Shami, and Mohammed Siraj to stay fit ahead of the five-match Test series against England.
The series in England has been really getting hyped up because many believe this is a good chance for them to win this series. The Proteas pacer believes if the pace bowling unit of India has to succeed in the swing-friendly English conditions, they need to pay attention to fitness. He also noted that all the pacers have different skills.
All those bowlers bring something different to the party says Steyn on India’s bowling
“I like what they have got right now. All those bowlers bring something different to the party. My advice is to stay fit. Five Test matches – that requires a lot of bowling. It’s a lot of wickets to take, and if you’re going to rely on your seamers to do a lot of bowling, you have to stay fit,” Steyn said on ESPNCricinfo.
Steyn further had some nice words reserved for India’s latest fast-bowling sensation, Mohammed Siraj. The South African quick expressed that Siraj has a wonderful attitude in the game, a quality which never gets enough talked about at the international level. It should be noted that the two players have shared a dressing room at the Royal Challengers Bangalore team.
“I think he brings a good attitude to the game. That’s another thing we tend to forget when you’re playing in England conditions. It’s not just about where you put the ball but also the attitude you bring, getting in people’s faces, making them play shots they don’t particularly want to play – I think Siraj is somebody who can do that,” said Steyn.
Steyn further talked about how impressive the young pacer from Hyderabad has been. Siraj made his debut in the historic Australian tour and returned with 13 wickets in three matches, including a five-wicket haul in the series decider in Gabba. Steyn also expressed that India would have enjoyed his services in the ICC WTC Final, but noted that India would have lost some more runs down the order because of that. Steyn further said that he knew as soon as he saw him in Australia that he was going to have a great career.