"Siraj's dream spell ended India's five-year title drought," The Times of India wrote
India started the Asia Cup as underdogs, Shoaib Akhtar said, but their transformation during the campaign has now convinced him that “they could be the most dangerous side in the World Cup”
"Sometimes a bit of a kick up the rear end is not the worst thing going into a World Cup," Silverwood told reporters.
Pace bowler Mohammed Siraj returned figures of 6-21 to lead India’s rout of Sri Lanka by 10 wickets as they clinched their eighth Asia Cup title on Sunday.
India kept their best reserved, or, Sri Lanka their worst, for Sunday’s one-sided final of the Asia Cup, a tournament played as a prelude to the World Cup in India next month.
All too often ignored in favour of the big name sport stars, cricketing groundstaff who kept the rain-hit Asia Cup running were promised a $50,000 shared bonus by organisers on Sunday.
Pace bowler Mohammed Siraj returned figures of 6-21 to lead India's rout of Sri Lanka by 10 wickets as they clinched their eighth Asia Cup title on Sunday.
Pace bowler Mohammed Siraj claimed six wickets including four in one over, as India skittled out Sri Lanka for a paltry 50 in the Asia Cup final on Sunday.