IND vs NZ 1st T20 : Former Indian star criticises Arshdeep Singh’s bowling

Arshdeep Singh

The Indian cricket squad struggled against New Zealand in the opening T20I on Friday in Ranchi. When batting first, New Zealand amassed 176 runs, while India could only muster 155/9 in 20 overs. Arshdeep Singh, a gifted left-arm pacer for India, found the game to be a bit of a letdown. In just four overs, the quick bowler conceded 51 runs. He even had a 12.80 RPO economy rate while bowling two wides and one no ball.

Some errors in Arshdeep’s bowling technique were pointed up by former India players Sanjay Bangar and Mohammad Kaif.

“Today, Arshdeep wasn’t very effective. His wide yorkers are known for troubling batters, but today, he largely bowled in the strike zone. I believe he needs to consider his bowling a little more and choose wisely. A voyage it is. Despite a strong beginning, there will be games where your skill sets will be put to the test. How much you trust yourself and work on the fundamentals is up to you. He might improve as a batter if he focuses on these aspects ” Bangar said.

Mohammad Kaif, highlighted a technical component of his play. “Since Arshdeep is a particular type of bowler with a lengthier run-up, stepping problems could arise. He is squandering energy by jogging for such a long time. His lengthy run-up is primarily to blame for those overstepping. Additionally, he shifts his angles too often, occasionally going over and occasionally going around the wicket. Therefore, he needs to focus on the fundamentals and maintain some calm. Despite being an excellent bowler, he had a poor day “said Kaif.

Bangar concurred: “His run-up is longer than necessary, as Kaif previously stated. A bowler must reassess his or her optimum run-up. If you are a developing fast bowler and lack physical strength, run from a further distance to build momentum. Run-up is unclear as a result of the power increase.”