Arshdeep Singh Credits Irfan Pathan For His Spell Against Bangladesh
By CricShots - Nov 3, 2022 5:45 pm
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Team India is leading the charts in Group 2 of the Super 12 stage in a crucial win over Bangladesh in their latest T20 World Cup 2022 clash on Wednesday (November 2). With the Indian stalwart leading the scoring charts in the tournament with three unbeaten half-centuries from the four innings, it’s the young fast bowler, Arshdeep Singh, who is leading the wickets chart for India.

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Arshdeep Singh bowled brilliantly against Bangladesh

Indian fans were concerned with their star fast bowler, Jasprit Bumrah missing the mega tournament with an injury. But Arshdeep, the 23-year-old left-arm pacer, has managed to fill the void left by Bumrah in the squad with nine wickets from four innings at an economy rate of 8.25 so far.

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Arshdeep Singh took a couple of wickets of Shakib Al Hasan and Afifi Hossain in the 12th over against Bangladesh which turned the game completely in favor of India. He has proved to be a little expensive in the tournament but his wicket-taking abilities have been top-notch so far. After the Bangladesh game, Singh had a conversation with former Indian pacer Irfan Pathan, where he credited the veteran for playing a big part in his improvement as a bowler.

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Arshdeep Singh and Irfan Pathan

During a chat on Star Sports, Arshdeep Singh said, “I have always watched your bowling videos on YouTube and it has helped me a lot. My focus was always on consistency. You can’t afford to give too many loose balls at the International level. Opponent batters are of a high caliber and i always try to bowl a maximum of good deliveries, five or six out of six. I want to be good while bowling with the new ball and with the old ball.”

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He further added, “I want to pick wickets or control runs as per the need. Paras Mhambrey has worked with me on my run-up. He has said if I come straight, I will get more consistency with my line. Entire team prepared well for the World Cup. We reached Perth around one week before and worked on out lengths as everyone has a different length and we had to figure it out by ourselves.”