IPL has provided the young talents a platform, also opens a door for them to the national side(IPL Match)
A few of the emerging players frim IPL 2022 should get their maiden India call-up(Cricket Exchange News)
In its bid to prepare for the ICC T20 World Cup in Australia later this year, India will host South Africa for a five-match-T20I series in June. the first match of the series will act as a platform for the Men in Blue to chase an all-time 13-0 T20I winning record.
Many believe that young uncapped Indian players such as Umran Malik and Arshdeep Singh should be rewarded for their fantastic show in IPL 2022.
Indian cricket great Sunil Gavaskar could just not stop gushing about Malik’s pace and accuracy throughout IPL 2022 and the little master wants the right-arm seamer in the Indian squad as soon as possible.
“If he can control the wides down the leg side, he’ll be a tremendous bowler because that’ll mean he’ll be attacking the stumps all the time, and with his pace, it isn’t easy to hit straight. If he bowls wicket-to-wicket, he’ll be pretty much an unplayable bowler. He’s going to play for India. He should be in that Indian squad for the one-off Test and the ODI series against England,” Gavaskar said.
“Umran (Malik) has been very-very impressive with his speed, but more than his speed, it’s his accuracy that’s impressed me the most. A lot of guys who bowl at that speed tend to spray the ball around but Umran bowls very few wide deliveries.
Harbhajan opined that Arshdeep should be getting an India call-up sooner rather than later
Former Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh lauded Punjab Kings left-arm seamer Arshdeep Singh’s ability to bowl the ball of his choice with sheer accuracy.
“The other day we saw him giving suggestions to a world-class bowler like Kagiso Rabada on which line to bowl to. This shows how involved he’s in the game and doesn’t shy away from sharing his thoughts with the senior players. He bowls yorkers at will in the death overs. I believe a left-arm pacer of this calibre should get a chance to play for India sooner rather than later.”
“The best thing about Arshdeep Singh is that he’s a fearless bowler. He’s got a lion’s heart. There’s so much confidence in this bowler and the belief that he can do well during tense moments.