Tag: Dale Steyn


I stopped worrying about how my performance would go and started focussing only on execution: Mohammed Siraj | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: One of India's heroes in the third one-day international against Sri Lanka, pacer Mohammed Siraj disclosed that he has changed his approach and stopped worrying about his performances unlike earlier in his career. Instead he has started focussing only on execution.The 28-year-old bowler returned with superb figures of 4 for 32 from his 10 overs to bundle out Sri Lanka for 73 in 22 overs as India won the third ODI of the three-match series by a record 317 runs in Thiruvananthapuram on Sunday.Siraj said the transformation has come about because he started focussing on the execution of line and length in white-ball cricket following the 2022 IPL disappointment."When the IPL season went bad for me, I started focusing on white-ball cricket. I worked on it and grew in confidence. I...

With wobbled seam, you never know how much it will do: Mohammed Siraj | Cricket News – Times of India

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: India pacer Mohammed Siraj on Sunday said the beauty of bowling with a wobbled seam lies in its unpredictability.So much so that he even doesn't know how much the ball will do after pitching. Siraj has been reaping the benefits of bowling with a wobbled seam since he discovered the art in 2018.He picked up nine wickets in the ODI series against Sri Lanka, providing India the much needed wickets with the new ball."With wobbled seam, how much the ball will do neither I know nor the batter. Sometimes it goes straight after pitching, other times it can come in sharply. Most of my wickets come through wobbled seam. It is effective for me and I trust it to work for me," said Siraj after the third ODI.The skillful pacer said he used the wobbled seam after his natural inswin...

Kagiso Rabada-Anrich Nortje can help South Africa win T20 World Cup, says Dale Steyn | Cricket News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: South African pace legend Dale Steyn said that Anrich Nortje and Kagiso Rabada can help their country win the ICC T20 World Cup. Steyn named his dream fast-bowling attack by picking his top five favourite pacers who are currently performing well in the World Cup. A lethal quick in his prime, he produced one of the finest moments in tournament history by defending seven runs in the final over against New Zealand in 2014. Now as a commentator, the now-retired player is keeping a close eye on the action during this year's T20 World Cup in Australia. "Rabada is the leader of the South African attack. I am hoping South Africa can go on and win this World Cup and him doubling up with Anrich Nortje as my other fast bowler from South Africa, I think the two of them in combination are...

T20 World Cup: Dale Steyn puts his weight behind Mohammed Shami as Jasprit Bumrah’s replacement

With the T20 World Cup in just a couple of weeks, Team India have landed in a fix, with their star pacer Jasprit Bumrah ruled out of the tournament due to injury. While it’s still not clear who will replace the experienced speedster, the names of Mohammed Shami, Mohammad Siraj and Deepak Chahar have all come up in conversations. India captain Rohit Sharma had said they have not zeroed in on a replacement for Bumrah. “Bumrah is out of world cup; that will be a big miss. We need to find a guy, I don’t know who that guy is yet, there are a few guys.. we will make that call in Australia.” South Africa legend Dale Steyn, however, is very clear on his replacement option as he threw his weight behind Shami. Speaking to Star Sports ahead of the 1st ODI between India and South Africa, he said, ...

If bowler has to keep his feet in, non-strikers must too: Tabraiz Shamsi | Cricket News – Times of India

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The ICC has legitimized the run out by a bowler at the non-striker's end if the batter backs up too far from October 1. However, even before the law came into effect, Indian off-spinner Deepti Sharma's run-out off England batter Charlie Dean in the women's ODI at Lord's last Saturday created quite an uproar. The dismissal has polarized opinion across the cricketing world. Throwing his weight firmly behind ICC's new rule is South African spinner Tabraiz Shamsi. "For me, if bowlers have to keep their foot behind the line (while bowling), batsmen should do the same as well. No controversy about that. The rules are there," said the 32-year-old before he hit the nets here, where South Africa will be facing India in the first T20 of the three-match series on Wednesday. The...