It was a poor outing for the Indian cricket team against New Zealand in the first T20I at Ranchi on Friday. New Zealand scored 176 batting first, while India were able to manage just 155/9 in 20 overs. The match also turned out to be quite a wet squib for India’s talented left-arm pacer Arshdeep Singh. The fast bowler gave away 51 runs in four overs. He even bowled two wide and one ballless bowling and had an economic rate of 12.80 RPO.
Former India players Sanjay Bangar and Mohamed Kaif pointed out some mistakes in Arshdeep’s bowling style.
“Arshdeep was not very effective today. He’s built a reputation among wide yorkers who care about hitters, but today, he primarily pitches in the zone. I think he needs to think about his bowling a bit and make wise decisions. it’s a journey You may have a good start, but there will be matches where your skills will be put to the test. It is up to you how much you believe in yourself and work on the basics. If he works on these factors, he could come out as a better hitter,” Bangar said in a discussion on Star Sports.
Former India star Mohammad Kaif pointed to a technical aspect of his game.
“Arshdeep is a type of bowler who has a longer preparation, which means he could face problems moving forward. He is also wasting energy running for so long. The main reason behind those excessive steps is his long career. And since he changes his angle too much, sometimes around the window, sometimes above. Therefore, he needs to work on the basics and stay a bit relaxed. He’s a good bowler, but he didn’t have a great day,” Kaif said.
Bangar agreed: “As Kaif said, his preparation is longer than required. A bowler needs to rediscover his ideal run. When you’re a fast bowler making progress and don’t have a lot of power in the body, then run from a longer distance to build momentum. When power increases, there is a confusion regarding acceleration.”
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