Arshdeep Singh once again made the most of the chances that he is getting in the shortest format for Team India. The 23-year-old once again delivered in the death overs against West Indies in the 3rd T20I at St Kitts, in an attempt to book his place in the Indian squad for the ICC T20 World Cup.
The team management has ensured that Arshdeep bowls during the last four overs in the ongoing series to prepare him for tough situations. The youngster went for just 15 runs during the last two overs against the Men in Maroon. He gave away just five and 10 runs in the 18th and 20th overs respectively.
The left-arm seamer has taken to international cricket like duck to water after his brilliance for Punjab Kings in the Indian Premier League over the last two years.
Fans went gaga on Twitter over his abilities, some of whom demanded that Arshdeep should partner Yorker King Jasprit Bumrah in the death overs. Here are some of the reactions:
Aakash Chopra showers praise on Arshdeep Singh
Former Indian cricketer Aakash Chopra has praised newcomer Arshdeep Singh for his consistent performances. He described how the left-armer has come fully prepared from the IPL. Speaking on Jatin Sapru’s YouTube channel, he said:
“T Natarajan was miles ahead of him [Arshdeep Singh]. If he had performed and injuries wouldn’t have played a big role then Natarajan would have been the first choice. On the other hand, Arshdeep is consistently doing well. When someone undergoes the fiery furnace of IPL, they come with preparation.”
It remains to be seen whether the Arshdeep-Bumrah combination that many fans want will be on show in the T20 World Cup. At the moment, the Punjab Kings seamer his doing his chances no harm with his performances.
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