Pakistan’s former left-arm pacer, Wasim Akram has given some insightful suggestions for young pacer, Arshdeep Singh.
Since Zaheer Khan’s retirement from international cricket, India was on the lookout for a genuine left-armer and finally found it in Arshdeep.
Moreover, the 24-year-old has been brilliant in T20Is wherein he has scalped 41 wickets in just 26 games and has an economy of 8.40.
According to Akram, he is really impressed with Arshdeep’s bowling. However, he wants the young bowler to play more domestic cricket to improve his speed.
I saw him. He has a future. I said it during last year’s Asia Cup as well that he should play long. He has the swing but pace-wise, he needs to play more first-class cricket to increase his speed. He is young and I like the way he bowls. He is a wicket-taker. The more he plays, the muscles will grow and he will be able to generate more pace.
Arshdeep selected in 1st T20I against the West Indies
Meanwhile, Arshdeep is representing India in the T20I series against the West Indies.
However, he missed out on the ODI series as the selectors didn’t show an interest in picking him.
So far, he has played only 3 ODIs and has bowled 79 deliveries without producing a wicket. Furthermore, he has also got an economy rate of 6.76.
But, Arshdeep’s skills in T20 cricket are remarkable which is why the BCCI decided to select him for the T20I series.
Furthermore, the T20I series between West Indies and India has started today with the 1st game being played at the Brian Lara Stadium.
Hardik Pandya is leading the T20I side which has a new cohort of youngsters like Yashasvi Jaiswal and Tilak Varma to name a few.
Moreover, his last T20I was against New Zealand at home in February this year.
Follow Crickdom on Twitter for more.