Why Mohammad Siraj is not selected in Indian Team against Ireland?

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Why Mohammad Siraj is not selected in Indian Team
Why Mohammad Siraj is not selected in Indian Team

The All-India Senior Selection Committee selected a 17-member squad for the T20I series against Ireland. There are a number of surprising names which have been left out from the 17-member squad for Ireland Tour. Some players have also got called up that no one had expected. Mohammad Siraj didn’t get a place in the Indian T20 squad against Ireland which was announced BCCI. A lot of senior players have been rested for India Tour of Ireland. In their absence, many young players have been selected in the squad. Even then some deserving players failed to get a place in the Indian Team. Siraj’s exclusion from the 17-member squad is quite shocking because he has the abilities of swinging ball and picking early wickets. Fans are not happy with his omission from the squad and want to know Why Mohammad Siraj is not selected in Indian Team against Ireland?

Indian Team is all set to travel to Ireland to play two T20 International matches in Dublin. This would be India’s first visit to Ireland since 2018. The two team have played against each other only on three occasions in T20s and it was Indian team who emerged victorious on all occasions. The 1st match of T20 series will take place on June 26 while the 2nd match will take place on June 28. Hardik Pandya has been appointed the captain of Indian Team for the series against Ireland.

Why Mohammad Siraj is not selected in Indian Team against Ireland?

Why Mohammad Siraj is not selected in Indian Team against Ireland?
Why Mohammad Siraj is not selected in Indian Team against Ireland?

The selections to the T20 team of Indian Cricket Team is largely affected by the player’s performance in Indian Premier League. And that is the reason behind the exclusion or RCB pacer Siraj from Indian squad against Ireland. Mohammed Siraj had a forgettable campaign in IPL 2022. He picked up just 9 wickets in 14 matches at an economy rate of over 10 runs per over. Another point is that there are plenty of options available for pace attack. Umran Malik, Arshdeep Singh and Avesh Khan are the other options who have been included in Indian squad for Ireland Tour. The management favored the senior-most pacer in the team, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Avesh Khan.

India vs Ireland Schedule

Date Match Details Venue Time (IST)
June 26, 2022 Ireland vs India, 1st T20I The Village, Dublin 2:30 PM
June 28, 2022 Ireland vs India, 2nd T20I The Village, Dublin 2:30 PM
India Squad against Ireland
India Squad against Ireland

India Squad against Ireland

Hardik Pandya (c), Bhuvneshwar Kumar (vc), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Sanju Samson, Rahul Tripathi, Deepak Hooda, Venkatesh Iyer, Axar Patel, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel, Umran Malik, Arshdeep Singh, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravi Bishnoi.