IPL 2022, Qualifier 2: RCB star Mohammed Siraj set an unwanted record for most sixes conceded in a season, going past Dwayne Bravo’s tally of 29 from 2018.
RR vs RCB: Siraj sets unwanted IPL record after conceding 30-plus sixes in 2022 (Courtesy of BCCI/PTI)
- Siraj went past Bravo’s tally of 29 sixes from 2018
- Siraj has struggled for form for RCB in IPL 2022
- The India pacer has conceded at over 10 runs per over
Royal Challengers Bangalore star Mohammed Siraj on Friday, May 27 set an unwanted record as he conceded the most number of sixes in an IPL season. Siraj went past Dwayne Bravo in the list for most sixes conceded by a bowler in an edition of the premier T20 tournament.
Siraj was taken to the cleaners in the powerplay by Rajasthan Royals openers Yashasvi Jaiswal and Jos Buttler in the first two overs of his spell. Siraj conceded 2 sixes and a boundary in his first over and conceded 2 boundaries and a six in his 2nd over as he ended his first spell, conceding 31 runs.
Siraj was level with Bravo on the unwanted list at the start of the Qualifier 2 but he raced past the Chennai Super Kings veteran after being targeted in the powerplay.
MOST SIXES CONCEDED IN AN IPL SEASON
Mohammed Siraj – 31 in 15 matches in 2022
Dwayne Bravo – 29 in 16 matches in 2018
Yuzvendra Chahal – 28 in 14 matches in 2015
Wanindu Hasaranga – 28 in 16 matches in 2022
Siraj has not been in the best of forms in IPL 2022 but the RCB management backed the seamer for the playoffs. He was dropped for their final league game against Gujarat Titans and was replaced by Siddharth Kaul.
Siraj, who was retained by RCB ahead of the mega auction, struggled for rhythm throughout the tournament after having impressed in the last two seasons in the UAE. Siraj managed just 9 wickets in 15 matches at a horror economy rate of 10.08.
Despite Siraj’s poor returns, RCB managed to reach the playoffs, riding on Josh Hazlewood and Harshal Patel’s heroics with the ball. Spinner Wanindu Hasaranga has been in fine form, picking up 26 wickets, tied for the Purple cap with Rajasthan Royals star Yuzvendra Chahal.