Fans Are Slamming BCCI For Ignoring Arshdeep Singh Again

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Fans Are Slamming BCCI For Ignoring Arshdeep Singh Again

Fans Are Slamming BCCI For Ignoring Arshdeep Singh Again: Madhya Pradesh fast bowler Avesh Khan made his ODI debut on Sunday in the second ODI against the West Indies, replacing Prasidh Krishna in the eleven, and received his maiden ODI cap from skipper Shikhar Dhawan. And while Avesh got plenty of wishes from fans, they …


Fans Are Slamming BCCI For Ignoring Arshdeep Singh Again

Fans Are Slamming BCCI For Ignoring Arshdeep Singh Again: Madhya Pradesh fast bowler Avesh Khan made his ODI debut on Sunday in the second ODI against the West Indies, replacing Prasidh Krishna in the eleven, and received his maiden ODI cap from skipper Shikhar Dhawan.

And while Avesh got plenty of wishes from fans, they were also left angered, frustrated and baffled by Arshdeep Singh’s non-selection for Sunday’s ODI while Avesh got his chance ahead of the left-arm Punjab Kings pacer.

After a breakthrough IPL 2022 season for Punjab, where he was arguably the best death bowler in the tournament or at least economy-wise in the final overs the second-best after Jasprit Bumrah, Arshdeep had gotten his maiden India call-up for the South Africa series.

Arshdeep Singh has played only 1 match for India while being in the squad for almost two months

But what has followed must have added to Arshdeep’s own frustrations: benched for all 5 matches vs South Africa, benched for both T20Is vs Ireland; T20I debut in the first match vs England where he impressed very much, bowling a maiden first over and registering figures of 2/18. But then dropped again for the next two T20Is as the seniors returned. Then again benched for the first two ODIs so far vs West Indies.

First in 16 years: Arshdeep Singh becomes third Indian bowler to bowl a  maiden on T20I debut | Sports News,The Indian Express

Fans demonstrated their shock and upsetness with Arshdeep Sing being ignored, especially given that Arshdeep’s numbers in List-A cricket are better than those of Avesh.

In 22 List-A matches, Avesh has 17 wickets at a poor bowling average of 50. On the other other hand, Arshdeep has scalped 21 wickets in 17 List-A games at a decent bowling average of 30.

“Injustice,” is how one fan described this befuddling selection (or rather non-selection) while another was “Surprised to say the least,” that India are failing to utilize a proper left-arm swing bowling option who is excellent in the death overs as well.

Here are the fan reactions:

https://twitter.com/chahanicharcha/status/1551228199790854145

Nicholas Pooran won the toss and elected to bat first.

Teams:

West Indies (Playing XI): Shai Hope(w), Brandon King, Shamarh Brooks, Kyle Mayers, Nicholas Pooran(c), Rovman Powell, Akeal Hosein, Romario Shepherd, Alzarri Joseph, Jayden Seales, Hayden Walsh

India (Playing XI): Shikhar Dhawan(c), Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Sanju Samson(w), Deepak Hooda, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, Avesh Khan

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