Mohammed Siraj will be part of the Test vs. Australia series directly, starting December 17th.© Instagram
The official Instagram handle of the Indian cricket team posted an image showing Mohammed Siraj fast melon seated alongside his teammates. Shubman Gill can be seen to the left of Siraj, with Wriddhiman Saha, Mohammed Shami and Rishabh Pant seated in the seats behind. While Saha has a focused look on his face, Pant can be seen smiling. “Through ups and downs, ups and downs, we are still together! #TeamIndia, ”the caption of the Instagram post read.
Siraj lost his father on Friday, with the fast bowler in Sydney around this time with the Indian team for the next round away in Australia. The Indian team will play three ODIs, the same number of T20Is and four test matches as part of the long tour.
The Cricket Control Board in India (BCCI) said Siraj had the option of returning to India to be with his family, but the Booster opted to stay for the series against Australia.
The tour begins November 27, with the first ODI at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Rohit sharma will not be part of the limited portion of the tour as he is still recovering from a hamstring injury. The injury was sustained during the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Skipper Virat Kohli will return home after the end of the first test, after having obtained paternity leave from the BCCI.
Siraj was recently seen in action at IPL 2020, representing the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). The Pacemaker has appeared in nine games this season, choosing 11 wickets.
Siraj was not selected to the squad for the limited away series game against Australia. It will be directly part of the four-game test series, which begins on December 17.
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