No matter who gets left out, according to former India head coach Ravi Shastri, he will support left-arm fast bowler Arshdeep Singh being included in Team India for the upcoming T20 World Cup. Three right-arm fast bowlers, one left-arm pacer, and all-rounder Hardik Pandya would be selected, according to Shastri.
Star pace bowlers Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar, according to Shahstri, would undoubtedly be included in the Indian team for the World Cup in Australia. Mohammed Shami may also be selected, he adds. He explained that left-arm pacers perform well in Australia while referring to Arshdeep.
“I will keep him for variety regardless of who sits out,” said Shastri on FanCode. “I would pick three right-armers and one left-armer along with all-rounder Hardik Pandya. Jasprit [Bumrah] and Bhuvneshwar [Kumar] are certainties. I feel [Mohammed] Shami will also get the nod.”
“In Australia, left-armers normally do a good job. There is bounce and the angle that he [Arshdeep Singh] creates. He will be an ideal foil when you look at the Indian attack.” he added.
Since making his debut against England at Southampton on Saturday, July 7, the left-arm seamer from Punjab, age 23, has already left his mark on the international stage. He has played in five T20Is, taking nine wickets at an average of 12.55 with 12.4 strike rate, and an economy rate of 6.05.