In a bold prediction, former India captain and former head selector Krishnamachari Srikkanth advised current chief selector Chetan Sharma to choose one of the most recent two pacers that were added to the list of contenders for the T20 World Cup.
India has used 11 fast bowlers since 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 impressed former India captain and former chief selector Krishnamachari Srikkanth, who has made a bold prediction and asked current chief selector Chetan Sharma to select him for the T20 World Cup.
Arshdeep Singh, who impressed veterans and specialists of the game with his ability to bowl yorkers at will and his ice-cool approach 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.
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 highest economy rate among Indian bowlers who have pitched at least five overs in the dying stages since the last T20 World Cup.
Before the third T20I match between India and West Indies began, Srikkanth made a bold prediction about the youngster, claiming that he will top the T20I charts in the future and pleading with Chetan Sharma to select the bowler for the T20 World Cup.
He will eventually hold the top spot in T20Is. He is simply exceptional. It's Arshdeep Singh! Keep a record of it. He'll play for the T20 World Cup squad. Come on Chetu, remember to get his name as well," he commanded.
Arshdeep will have tough competition from Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Deepak Chahar, and Mohammed Shami since Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah are guaranteed to play in the World Cup.