Ravi Shastri Made A Controversial Statement On Arshdeep Singh: With the much-awaited T20 World Cup ust around the corner, the audition for the World Cup squad continues even while the Indian side has wrapped up the ongoing T20I series against West Indies. Before India takes off for Australia for the marque event, they still have the Asia Cup and two home series left.
Arshdeep Singh Has Impressed Everyone With His Bowling Variations
However, ahead of the T20 World cup, veterans and experts of the game have already indulged themselves in heated debates and discussions over how the Indian squad for World Cupshould look like.
On Saturday, former Indian head coach Ravi Shastri gave his opinion on how the Indian pace attack should look like. He also gave a controversial verdict on the chances of Arshdeep Singh.
Over the last few weeks the Indian side have had 11 fast bowlers auditioning for the World Cup squad with Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Harshal Patel appearing most often for the side. However, among many, 23-year-old Arshdeep Singh, who was added to the Indian side on the back of his terrific performances in IPL 2022, has managed to impress one and all with his superb bowling, especially in the death overs.
Though, he has made a strong case for himself with his impressive show in the England and West Indies tour, the debate still remains over his possible selection in the World Cup.
Ravi Shastri On Arshdeep’s Selection In Indian Squad For T20 WC
Recently, in a conversation with Fan Code before the start of the fourth T20 match between India and West Indies, Ravi Shastri admitted that he would have selected Arshdeep Singh in the Indian squad owing to his variety and would join the likes of Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami in the pace attack. He said:
“I think very close to because India need variety. And in Australia, left-armers normally do a good job. There is bounce and the angle that he creates. He will be an ideal foil when you look at the Indian attack. It should have Bhuvi, Jasprit, Shami and then if you put him in the mix and all you might know that he might play in one of the games given the opportunity,”
He added: “Me toh lunga usko. Me variety ke liye lunga aur jisko baithna hoga bahar woh baith sakte he. If there are four pacers picked there I would pick three right-armers and one left-armer and one all-rounder which is Hardik Pandya. Jasprit and Bhuvi are certainties and I feel Shami will get the nod.”
Arshdeep Singh has been giving back-to-back amazing performances. Recently, he picked three wickets for 12 runs in 3.1 overs in India’s 59-run series-clinching win in Florida.