Ind Vs Ban 1st Test : India’s right-arm fast bowler Mohammed Siraj said on Thursday that the strategy of bowling at the same place consistently benefited him in the opening Test against Bangladesh here. The Indian bowling unit, led by left-arm spinners Kuldeep Yadav (4/33) and Siraj (3/14), took Bangladesh to 133 for eight in the first innings at stumps on the second day. The Indian team scored 404 runs in the first innings.
Siraj gave the credit of his success to bowling with continuous line and length. He said in the press conference after the end of the second day’s play, “The red ball is my favourite, I bowl more consistently than the red ball because line and length are important in it.” Credit should be given to all bowlers.” Siraj said, “My strategy was to bowl continuously at one place because this is such a wicket that if you try hard, you have a lot of chances to score runs. The plan was to bowl at one place which gave me success.
Siraj said that a fast bowler should bowl ‘stump-to-stump’ to achieve success in Test matches. The 28-year-old bowler said, “I think the more you bowl in the stump line, the better because then you have a chance to bowl.”