India plays New Zealand in a three-match T20 scheduled to begin from 1st November at Feroz Shah Kotla in New Delhi. Young Shreyas Iyer and Mohammad Siraj have been picked up for the three-match T20 series. Mohammad Siraj came into limelight through his remarkable performances in the IPL. Siraj who played with Nehra in the IPL for Sunrisers Hyderabad and has credited him for him getting into the Indian team:
“I have played with Nehra bhai at Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL 2017. He has given me a lot of tips during net sessions. The tips helped me improve my game a lot” he said.
“He never made me feel that he was a player who has played 20 years of cricket. He treated me like a younger brother. He told me how to fool a batsman with variations. Ball aise pakad, aur aise daal (Grip the ball and bowl this way). Batsmen ke footwork ko dhyaan se dekh aur fir line aur length change kario (Watch the batsman’s footwork closely and then change the line and length accordingly). His pep talk has helped me take my game to next level. He has told me how to read a batsman’s mind,” he added.