India were eliminated from the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup after a 10-wicket defeat against England in the semi final match. The Rohit Sharma-led group performed admirably during the Super 12 round, losing only one match against South Africa. Arshdeep Singh made an impression in his World Cup debut, taking a wicket on his first ball and trapping Babar Azam LBW against Pakistan at the MCG.
Arshdeep Singh has made an impressive start to his T20I career, taking 33 wickets in 21 matches at an average of 18.12 and an economy rate of 8.17. The 23-year-old made his ODI debut against New Zealand in the first ODI match at Eden Park, Auckland. The left-arm bowler struggled and went wicketless, conceding 68 runs in 8.1 overs.
It Has Been Quite Evident – Salman Butt
Speaking on his YouTube channel, former Pakistan captain Salman Butt has responded to criticism of Indian pace bowler Arshdeep Singh’s effectiveness in conditions that do not favour swing and seam.
Butt stated that things become difficult for him once the ball is old and the pitch is true. He has urged Arshdeep to improve his pace in the limited-overs game. Butt also suggested the 23-year-old to improve his variations, line, and length.
“Yes, everyone has seen it. This is not something that needs to be said. It has been quite evident that where there is moisture, his first spell is very effective. Once the ball is old and the pitch is true, then things become difficult for him,” Salman Butt said.
“It is not like he doesn’t have talent, but obviously he lacks that experience. Also, with this pace, it will be very difficult for him to threaten batters. Either if he gains 5-7 kms in his pace, which should be consistent, or he develops very strong line and length; very good disguise of cutters and slower ones. He will need to develop these things to improve.”