Arshdeep Singh has been one of the rising stars of Indian cricket in the past two years. The seamer had been knocking on the doors of the Indian selectors for a long time with his consistent performances in the Indian T20 League in the past three seasons.
The southpaw was finally rewarded for his performances, recently, as he got selected in the Indian T20 team for the tour of Ireland. The seamer didn’t get a chance to play in the series but was retained in the team for the five-match T20I series against England where he got his much-deserved opportunity.
The bowler started his International career in grand fashion as he bowled a maiden over to the dangerous Jason Roy. He ended up with the figures of 2/18 in 3.3 overs. The seamer was once again seen at his best in the first T20I against the West Indies where he picked up two wickets in his four overs giving away 24 runs. The 23-year-old is making giant strides in International cricket and has also impressed the team selectors who are in awe of the youngster’s control of length.
“He is a very talented bowler and having a left-arm seamer is always great. Arshdeep was brilliant in the death overs in both 1st and 2nd T20 against West Indies. He has definitely put one foot forward for the 20-20 World Cup squad. We have to see how he does in the remaining matches and Asia Cup,” a member of the selection committee told InsideSport.
Among the new faces, Arshdeep Singh has impressed the most. In three T20Is so far, Arshdeep has maintained an economy rate of just 5.91 with 5 wickets to his name. In fact, in the 11.3 overs, he has bowled so far, he has an impressive 33 dot balls, making it difficult for the batters.
“It’s too early to say whether Arshdeep is certain to make it. We still have one and half months to go. The Asia Cup will certainly be a big test while the matches against Australia and South Africa will decide whether he will be preferred,” the selector added.