The Indian cricket team for the T20I-five series at home against South Africa, which starts on June 9 in New Delhi, was announced on Sunday. The BCCI selections pay tribute to many form players in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 with a place in the 18-member squad. Prominent among them are Dinesh Karthik, Umran Malik and Arshdeep Singh. While veteran Karthik impressed with his final skills for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in small order, pacer duo Umran and Arshdeep performed well for SunRisers Hyderabad and Punjab Kings respectively.
While Malik has been all about speed with his right-handed move, 23-year-old left-handed pacer Arshdeep has shown incredible control in fatalities. While he only won 10 wickets in 14 matches, his economy was 7.70 RPO. The decks are significant in addition as Arshdeep hits the most in death on.
“Arshdeep impressed me because he left two of the last three months for the Punjab Kings. He may not have a lot of wickets, but his economy rate is pretty good. two in slog overs. I have only seen Zaheer Khan and Ashish Nehra doing that during my time, now, Arshdeep and his Bumrah, especially Bhuvneshwar, these are the players who put a new ball or two in a bowl or two and then dive into death even with old football. It was a very difficult task to throw in the slog overs. Arshdeep has done that, “Virender Sehwag said in an interview with Cricbuzz.
India T20I Group for SA series: KL Rahul (Captain), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan, Deepak Hooda, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (vice-president) (wk), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Hardik Pandya, Venkatesh Iyer, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik
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