Siraj picked up his maiden Man-of-the-Match award in the traditional five-day game after grabbing 5 for 60 in the West Indies’ first innings of the second Test.
The Indian platoon is in the right place, said commander Rohit Sharma after the 1- 0 series palm over the West Indies and praised Mohammed Siraj for stepping up in the absence of elderly bellwethers.
Siraj picked up his demoiselle Man- of- the- Match award in the traditional five- day game after grabbing 5 for 60 in the West Indies ’ first innings of the alternate Test, which ended in a draw after rain washed out the fifth and final day’s play at the Queen’s Park Oval.
Set an imposing target of 365, the West Indies were 76 for two at the close of play on Day 4.
“We’re in the right place. It’s about getting the job done, ” Rohit said at the donation form.
Asked if Siraj is ready to forefront the pace attack, Rohit said he’s not looking for only one bowler to play the supereminent part.
“Siraj, I’ve been watching nearly. He’s taken such a giant step. He has led this attack. I don’t want anyone to lead the attack. I want everyone to lead when they’re having the ball in their hand. You want the entire pace battery taking the responsibility, ” he said.
While rain sounded to have denied India, Rohit said his platoon remained auspicious as the host was needed to club last on a pitch which though hardly had any demons.
“Every palm is different. Playing in West Indies has its own challenge. Happy with the way effects went. We gave it a good shot, unfortunately, we couldn’t get any play moment. We actually went out with a positive intent history.
“Rain had its final say-so. We were relatively confident. You know how delicate it’s fur last. We always wanted that kind of score where we wanted the opposition to go for it. There wasn’t important on the face. No play moment, unfortunate for us. ”
The Indian captain also lauded the sweats of centurion Virat Kohli and Ishan Kishan, who slammed a 34- ball 52 in the alternate innings before the protestation came about.
“You need guys like Ishan. We wanted quick runs, we promoted him, he wasn’t hysterical . He was the first one to put his hand up. ”
“In Test matches, you need guys who stabilize the innings like what Virat did, he played superbly. You need a admixture of everything. We’ve depth, we’ve got variety, ” Rohit said.
Despite the likes of Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami not around, Siraj said he was no way under any kind of pressure.
“ This is my first player of the match award in Tests, veritably pleased. There wasn’t important help for the bellwethers. I kept my plans simple and executed.
“ When you pick lattices in conditions like this, you get loads of confidence. Rohit bhai asked me to believe in myself, not take any pressure and enjoy, ” Siraj said.
West Indies commander Kraigg Brathwaite, who saw his platoon surrender inside three days in the first Test in Dominica, said he was happy to see the batters lasting over 100 overs in the first innings.
“ We showed some fight in this game with the club. Bowling-wise, we can be more disciplined. It was a good comeback from the batters. We lost five lattices history, that wasn’t good. Top- order fur 100 overs is pleasing, ” Brathwaite said.
“ We were positive, we had 98 overs on a pitch that was fairly good. It( chase) was on. Unfortunately with the rainfall, we didn’t get a chance.
“ Preparation is important. We need to club for long ages against good brigades. Some countries have club justice going on, ” he added. Know More Latest Cricket News…