India’s Arshdeep Singh had a sensational start to his career but soon lost the rhythm due to his overstepping foible, and he once again failed to live up to the expectations repeating the same no-ball offence against New Zealand in the inaugural game of the three-match T20I series.
India faced New Zealand in the first T20I at JSCA International Stadium Complex in Ranchi on Friday (January 27) and lost the contest by 21 runs.
Arshdeep leaked 51 runs in his quota of four overs at an economy of 12.80 and only managed to pick one wicket. The 23-year-old’s last over went for 27 runs comprising of a free hit boundary, which shifted the momentum toward the visiting side.
Arshdeep’s no-ball spree and leakage of too many runs at the death overs have now become a grave concern for the Indian team, and they will surely now be looking to help the youngster improve through better coaching and guidance.
Reacting to Arshdeep’s poor performance against the Kiwis, India’s former batting coach Sanjay Bangar during a discussion on star sports, said that the left-arm pacer should make decisions wisely and needs to focus on bowling those wide yorkers for which he’s known.
“Arshdeep wasn’t much effective today. He has been known for those wide yorkers that trouble the batters but today, he bowled mostly in the slot. I think he needs to think about his bowling a bit and make decisions wisely. It’s a journey. You may have a good start but there will be games where your skill sets will be tested. It depends upon you how much you believe in yourself and work on the basics. If he works on these factors, he might come out as a better batter.” said Bangar
Apart from Bangar, former cricketer Mohammad Kaif also pointed out some technical faults in Arshdeep’s bowling. Kaif stated that the youngster wastes too much energy due to his long run-up, which is why the Punjab cricketer often oversteps.
“Arshdeep is a kind of bowler who has a longer run-up which means he might face stepping issues. He’s also wasting energy running for so long. The main reason behind those over-stepping is his long run-up. And as he changes angle too much, sometimes round the wicket, sometimes over. So, he needs to work on the basics and stay a bit relaxed. He is a good bowler but didn’t have a great day,” Kaif said.
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