India vs New Zealand: Mohammed Siraj’s ‘game-changing’ performance in the Mumbai Test against New Zealand has been complimented by Khan. Take three big wickets, according to Zaheer Khan. It was a remarkable achievement on a ground designed specifically for spinners. After Ajaz Patel’s historic 10-for restricted India to 325. In their first innings of the Mumbai Test, Siraj sent back Tom Latham, Will Young, and Ross Taylor. They are cheap to put the Kiwis in deep trouble at 17 for 3. New Zealand eventually folded for 62. Zaheer Khan chose Siraj, Mayank Agarwal, and Ajaz Patel after analyzing the Mumbai Test. As far as the top performers go, and Siraj’s performance is concerned.
India vs New Zealand: “Another game-changing spell was by Siraj when he took three early wickets in his 1st spell. On a pitch that is assisting only spinners, pulling off a magical wicket like that of Ross Taylor was amazing. It was great to see Siraj playing to his strengths and attacking the three wickets in view,” Zaheer Khan said.
“Then, it was our spinners trio- that not only added depth to our batting but the way they washed out the trail was great. Ashwin, Axar, and Jayant were spot on,” Khan added.
Furthermore, Mayank Agarwal’s first-innings century, said to Zaheer Khan, was particularly vital because it came at a time when the wicket was struggling.
India vs New Zealand: “My first option is Mayank Agarwal because he batted at a time when the pitch was changing and his innings in the first half of the test pulled the game away from New Zealand,” Zaheer Khan said.
Lastly, he’ll be heading into the Test knowing that his spot on the team is on the line. With scores of 150 and 62, Agarwal was named Player of the Match. Ajaz Hussain was also praised by Zaheer Khan for his 10-wicket haul in the first innings. The attempt was described as “the stuff of fantasies,” by one participant.
“You don’t see that kind of performance sometimes in a lifetime and it was great to see how he bowled long spells endlessly. Yes, he was tiring a bit but every time he took a wicket, you could see his body language change and he came back with a string of one or two more wickets,” Zaheer Khan said.