Team India is locking horns with New Zealand in the opening T20I of the three-match series at the JSCA stadium in Ranchi. The hosts failed to contain the visitors initially as the visitors managed to reach the score of 176/2 in their quota of 20 overs. Finn Allen batted briskly in the powerplant overs and Darryl Mitchell attacked in the final overs. For India, fast bowler Arshdeep Singh was very expensive in this match he spent 51 runs in his four overs and took only one wicket.
In the last over of New Zealand’s innings, Arshdeep Singh conceded three consecutive sixes and went for as many as 27 runs, helping the Kiwis reach a big score.
Arshdeep Singh’s performance has been pretty average in the last few T20 matches for India. In his very first match back in the T20I series against Sri Lanka, he bowled a lot of no balls and proved costly. Even today he gave away a lot of runs in the last over and the fans didn’t like it.
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Apart from Arshdeep Singh, the other Indian bowlers have been pretty good especially spinners as Kuldeep Yadav bowlers a spell of 1/20 while Washington Sundar conceded just 22 runs and scalped a couple of wickets in their respective quotas of 4 overs each.
India (Playing XI): Ishan Kishan (wk), Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya (c), Deepak Hooda, Washington Sundar, Shivam Mavi, Kuldeep Yadav, Umran Malik, Arshdeep Singh
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New Zealand (Playing XI): Finn Allen, Devon Conway (wk), Mark Chapman, Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner (c), Michael Bracewell, Jacob Duffy, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Blair Tickner
There were sharp reactions on Twitter about him.
‘उधर ही रुको- मैंने तुम्हारे कोटे के रन भी देकर आऊँगा’ #arshdeepsingh pic.twitter.com/kIXE0hm9zO
— Kamal Tiwari (@iKamalTiwari) January 27, 2023
Arshdeep jaisa ghatiya bowler ni dekha aj tk 😂😂 #arshdeepsingh
Worst bowler award goes to Arshdeep
— 🍁 سلطان محمد 🍁 (@SultanMd29) January 27, 2023
@arshdeepsinghh sale sahi me Chu ti yaa ho gaya h kya g##du 4 over me 45 run
— aditya (@Sanatanirayan) January 27, 2023
#arshdeepsingh giving runs in last overs.Bhai career khatam hogi paajiki.. Captain hai ki kya hai, jo nahi karna chahiye wahi karte hai 😂 3 sixes & bhai isko line dikhao ya num check karvao arshdeep k serious issue of no balls.. Pak mai hota to match fixing k doubt hote #INDvsNZ
— jigar saraswat (@jigar31) January 27, 2023
Fir bolte rohit sunta kyun nhi iski 🤧#arshdeepsingh
— sᴀᴜʀᴀʙʜ (@saurabhchil) January 27, 2023
No Ball=Arshdeep Singh
— CITIZENKAMAL_IND🇮🇳 (@thecitizenkamal) January 27, 2023
Unfair #BCCI ! NZ are playing with 12 players! NZ team plus #arshdeepsingh ! India are one player short! 🤣🤣🤣#INDVsNZT20
— Bharath Ganapathi (@bratlogix) January 27, 2023
महान गेंदबाज #arshdeepsingh जी के लिए कम से कम 6 ओवर का कोटा तो होना ही चाहिए , यकीन मानिए शतको के मामले में कोहली को भी पीछे छोड़ देगा। #INDVsNZT20 pic.twitter.com/aqkqDrmd7w
— 7G_Hotspot 🇮🇳🚩 (@VImvinit007) January 27, 2023
Take retirement or ensure to ball not a single no ball in your entire career. Enough is enough.
— Meena (@Meena23838579) January 27, 2023
Unpopular opinion – Hardik Pandya as captain is so unlikable, rowdy behavior and publicly bashing of own player (Arshdeep singh) not a sign of a true leader!#HardikPandya #INDVsNZT20 pic.twitter.com/NeXxeC392H
— Kanchan Malhotra (@JaaSimranJaaaa) January 27, 2023