SA vs IND: ‘Hit the right areas, wickets will come, says Siraj after six-wicket haul

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Mohammed Siraj is praised by Ashwell Prince, batting consultant for South Africa, as having “one of the spells of his life.”

Ashwell Prince, the batting consultant for South Africa, may have been taken aback by the pace of the wicket and dissatisfied with his team’s performance, but he thinks Mohammed Siraj is deserving of a lot of praise.

“Siraj bowled one of the spells of his life,” said Prince after the opening day of the second Test witnessed 23 wickets fall. “If you combine that with two good bowlers with the new ball in their hands in favourable conditions, that is what you get.”

According to Prince, the pace of the wicket didn’t bother the batsmen. However, he added, “the bounce has to be consistent.” “The bounce seemed a touch off, in my opinion. Some balls have been seen to bounce steeply, while others have stayed low. On the first day, though, you don’t notice the seam movement.

He mentioned that he had never seen some of the things he observed in Newlands on this particular day. “Keepers took a significant number of bowlers above their heads,” he remarked. “I’m not sure if this pitch is being impacted by the numerous building projects going on here. It says a lot when two lineups are unable to bat on the same surface.

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Siraj claimed he intended to accomplish what he was unable to in the Centurion Test, despite making exceptional use of that surface. “I achieved my goal of consistently hitting one area, and I was rewarded for it,” he stated. “The wicket resembles Centurion quite a bit.”

In contrast to the last Test match, he and Jasprit Bumrah bowled in pairs and produced a lot of maidens. He admitted that “bowling so many maidens did create pressure.” Bowlers frequently think to do too many things on these wickets since the ball is doing so much, but they should only stay in one line. Get the proper hits at the right places, and wickets will follow.

He expresses gratitude to Bumrah and KL Rahul, two of the team’s elders. “Your job becomes easier because there is a lot of communication when the senior bowler is operating and there is a wicketkeeper who advises you on what the correct length is.”

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