After Arshdeep Singh’s remarkable ascent in cricket, South African pacer Wayne Parnell described him as a potential future captain of India’s pace attack.
In Abu Dhabi, where he is playing for the Northern Warriors in the T10 league, Parnell spoke exclusively to ANI.
Wayne Parnell Lauds Arshdeep Singh
Regarding the Indian bowling team, the Proteas player said that it had a great balance of youth and experience. Youngster Arshdeep Singh, he continued, might eventually take the reins of the Indian pace battery.
“India have good bowling strength and when Bumrah is back he will cement his spot once again. They also have Bhubaneshwar Kumar and he is a very experienced bowler in their team. Arshdeep could lead the Indian pace attack in future as he has the potential to do well and his bowling has a different class,” said the all-rounder.
Parnell discussed the team’s forthcoming ODI games, which will be crucial for qualifying for the 2023 World Cup, which will be held in India.
“South Africa will definitely take part in the 2023 World Cup without playing qualifiers as we have a good team and we know we can win the next 4 matches,” stated the left-hander.
Indian Conditions Not Foreign To Us Anymore: Wayne Parnell
The Protea player mentioned that South African athletes are familiar with the circumstances in India, where the World Cup will be played, as they have recently travelled there to participate in the Indian Premier League.
“Indian conditions are not foreign to us anymore. Many guys play in IPL, we will call on their experience to help us. Going forward we have the skill to go all way. Our team has been twice to India in the last few months,” cited Parnell.
“Keeping things simple and we have the firepower to win the World Cup. We need to be switched on in every game according to the format of the game. We don’t lack in skill,” referred the pacer when discussing South Africa’s chances of winning the World Cup, which will be hosted in India.