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Mohammed Siraj is one of the best in the world: Adam Griffith

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Last updated on 20 Apr 2023 | 06:47 PM
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Mohammed Siraj is one of the best in the world: Adam Griffith

RCB's bowling coach, Adam Griffith, was pleased with his bowling unit's performance at Mohali

Adam Griffith was a happy man, as his bowlers finally bowled a team out this season. A lot of it was due to Mohammed Siraj's IPL-best of 4/21.

"He is one of the best in the world. Even in the last game, when more than 400 runs were scored, he gave away just 30 runs in his 4 overs. It's not just today, he's been bowling well for the whole tournament. Before that, you also saw how well he was bowling for India. 

"He's our leader, he's the guy who sets the tone upfront for us. And it's no coincidence that we have been so good with the ball in the powerplay," Griffith said at the post match press conference. 

Talking about RCB's bowling performance in this season, he felt that his bowlers have had more good days than bad. 

"There has been a little bit of inconsistency, but there have been days where the other guys have also been good. Harshal was very good, tonight. Especially after getting his finger caught in the turf, I thought that he executed very well there, apart from that one full toss. 

"We're working on trying to make sure that the plans are really clear, and the guys know what they need to do. But, under pressure situations, it's not easy for a guy who's played just a couple of games to come and execute his plans. We're still searching for that complete performance, but I don't think it's far away."

A major talking point around the Bangalore bowlers has been the absence of Josh Hazlewood. He played a crucial role in RCB's 2022 playoffs finish, and will be key to paving their road to playoffs in 2023 as well.

"Josh stayed in Bangalore to continue his preparation. He's going really well, he's got a couple of things he needs to tick off, so that CA can sign off and make him available to play for us. He's doing everything he possibly can, to make sure he's good to go. I chatted with him briefly yesterday after his session, and he was really positive. We get back tomorrow, and assess how he's going. And he will train again the next day, and we will go from there," he added.

RCB head back home to play the Rajasthan Royals on Sunday. With run-scoring having been on the higher side at Chinnaswamy, Griffith will have his task cut out for him while preparing for the likes of Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, and Shimron Hetmyer


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