Former Indian Selector Kris Srikkanth (Image Credits: Twitter)
Former Indian Selector Kris Srikkanth (Image Credits: Twitter)

India has used 11 fast bowlers during the most recent T20 World Cup, and trials are still being held for the final roster for the tournament in Australia in 2022. Few were added to the list in recognition of their outstanding performance in the 2021 IPL, while two new names were added following the 2022 season.

In addition, one of the most recent two pacers to be added to the list of possibilities has totally pleased former India captain and previous chief selector Krishnamachari Srikkanth, who has made a bold prediction and asked current chief selector Chetan Sharma to choose him for the T20 World Cup. 

Kris Srikkanth, Srikkanth
Kris Srikkanth. (Photo: IANS)

Kris Srikkanth Wants More Of Arshdeep Singh In Indian Jersey

Arshdeep Singh, who dazzled veterans and specialists of the game with his ability to bowl yorkers at will and his ice-cool attitude in the last overs of the IPL 2022, was highly praised by Srikkanth.

But the 23-year-old was only able to make his T20I series debut against England last month. He has since played four T20I innings for India and taken six wickets at just 6.51 per innings. 

Arshdeep Singh. PC-AP
Arshdeep Singh. PC-AP

In the last overs, where he gave up just 6.35 runs per over and a boundary virtually every 13 balls, five of those wickets were taken. Arshdeep has the lowest economy rate among Indian bowlers who have pitched at least five overs in the dying stages since the last T20 World Cup. 

Kris Srikkanth Vouches For Arshdeep Singh’s Name For The T20 World Cup Team

Before the third T20I match between India and West Indies began, Srikkanth made a bold prediction about the kid, claiming that he will top the T20I charts in the future and pleading with Chetan Sharma to choose the bowler for the T20 World Cup. 

“He will be the future world no.1 in T20Is. He is simply outstanding. Arshdeep Singh! Make a note of it. He will be in the T20 World Cup team. Come on Chetu, please take his name also,” he said. 

Arshdeep Singh (Image Credits: Twitter)
Arshdeep Singh (Image Credits: Twitter)

Arshdeep will have tough competition from Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Deepak Chahar, and Mohammed Shami as Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah are guaranteed to play in the World Cup. 

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