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‘Only The Third Indian Bowler’-Arshdeep Singh Registers A New Record In His Debut Match In International Cricket

Thursday was the first time Arshdeep Singh played for his country against England, and it was a dream start. The youngster tested Jason Roy and almost got his man on the last ball of the over, but his LBW appeal was denied because the ball was going down the leg.

Arshdeep Singh also broke a record that had stood for 16 years. He was the first Indian bowler to bowl a maiden in their first T20I over since Jhulan Goswami and Ajit Agarkar did it in India’s first women’s T20I (against England at Derby in August 2006) and first men’s T20I. (vs South Africa at Johannesburg, December 2006).

India beat England by 50 runs at Southampton. Arshdeep had a great spell with 2 wickets and 18 runs against them. He took out Reece Topley and Matt Parkinson, giving India a decisive win.

The 23-year-old’s performance in the Indian Premier League (IPL) was so good that he was added to the 18-person squad for the upcoming five-match T20I home series against South Africa.

Everyone in the cricket world is praising Arshdeep Singh after his great first over. But this isn’t the first time his skills have left everyone in awe. In T20 cricket, there is no room for error when bowling in the last few overs. But Arshdeep Singh loves the challenge of bowling the hardest overs of a game. South African star Kagiso Rabada, who plays for the Punjab Kings, says that he is the “best death-over bowler in the competition.” Mayank Agarwal, who was his team’s captain, made him the “leader of the bowling group.” His coach when he was young, Jaswant Rai, says that he is “quick to learn.”

In 14 IPL games, Arshdeep took only 10 wickets, but he is most useful when batsmen push hard at the end of their turn. Arshdeep Singh has the second-best death-overs economy rate (7.58) of any bowler who has bowled at least eight overs this season. Only Jasprit Bumrah (7.38), who has played in Tests, has done better.

Arshdeep Singh talks about his plans

Arshdeep has shown that in T20 cricket, speed is not everything. Not because he can’t bowl at 140 kilometers per hour. Even though he wasn’t very fast, he was smart enough to beat some of the game’s cleanest strikers.

“I do think about the batsmen and their strengths and weaknesses when I make plans. But planning before a game doesn’t always work. A lot depends on the wicket and how the ball moves. Is it a surface that you can hit the deck on, or is it on the slower side? Will a cross-seam work, or do I have to nail those Yorkies? A lot also depends on the size of the ground,” Arshdeep told the Indian Express.

“A key part of T20 cricket is being able to change. Never bowl to a batter’s strong area. Let him hit on the bigger side of the ground if he wants to hit a six. Even if I concede, I execute my plans. It has helped me, and I’ve seen results. As far as I’m concerned, I play to my strengths and don’t worry about how well-known any batter is,” Arshdeep added.

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