Asia Cup 2022: ‘He should play because he is one of the best’: Former Indian Selector Bats for the inclusion of Arshdeep Singh in Asia Cup team

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Later this month, the Asia Cup T20 for the year 2022 will take place in the United Arab Emirates. The competition kicks off on August 27 and India is expected to play its opening match against arch-rival Pakistan the following day.

This Sunday (August 28) game at the Dubai International Stadium will be the first time these two close-proximity teams have faced each other since the T20 World Cup, when Pakistan finally defeated India in a World Cup for the first time. -competition.

Pakistan’s line-up for the six-team competition has already been revealed, while the Indian team will be revealed on Monday, August 8, following the end of the T20I five-game series against Pakistan.

Indian National Cricket Team (Image Credits: Twitter)

Saba Karim wants Arshdeep Singh in Indian team for Asia Cup

India has evaluated up to 31 players in the shortest cut of the game since the close of the 2021 ICC T20 Men’s World Cup, so when the selectors gather in Mumbai on Monday to pick the side, they will have plenty of players to choose from.

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India has tested the most players in the tempo attack and most of them have done well enough to establish a claim. But because there is so little space, most will be left out.

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

However, teenage bowler Arshdeep Singhwho made his T20I debut against England last month and has since played in the first three more T20Is against the West Indies, according to former Indian selector Saba Karim.

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Karim thinks Arshdeep is now one of the best pacers in the country, at least in the shortest format, and that he should be selected for the team based on this quality, more than the diversity a left-arm chamois can offer.

“I disagree with the theory that they should play Arshdeep just because he is a left arm sailor and they need variety. He should play because he’s one of the best among the three-four fast bowlers right now.” Saba told India News Sports.

Arshdeep Singh’s performances in the last two matches could take him to the T20 World Cup: Reetinder Singh Sodhi

Reetinder Sodhi, a former Indian cricketer and selector who was a member of the same panel, joined the former bum and shared his thoughts on Arshdeep’s excellent start in international cricket.

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Arshdeep Singh (Image Credit: Twitter)
Arshdeep Singh (Image Credit: Twitter)

The Punjab pacer’s performance in the last two matches against the West Indies in the United States, Sodhi says, will determine his status on the Indian side for the T20 World Cup.

“Arshdeep Singh already looks ready and delivered when his team needed him. In any crisis situation, he seems to have confidence in his shoulders and is very calm under pressure.

His variations were also perfect and he should focus on the upcoming games. If he does well in the last two games, he will definitely go to the [T20] World Cup.”

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