The fast bowlers in India are very hard to come by, and get success immediately. This is due to the pitch and weather conditions of the country, mainly supporting the spin bowlers in their cause. But few of the fast bowlers like Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, and Bhuvneshwar have been quite successful for the past few years in the international cricket as well as IPL. Due to their success, young pace bowlers do get confidence to succeed in the competitive cricket and carve out their career. One such example is Arshdeep Singh, a fast bowler from Punjab.
Arshdeep Singh catched the attention of Punjab selectors, when he was impressive in the U19 World Cup 2018, in 2 appearances for Indian team. Then Arshdeep picked 6 wickets in 6 matches at the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2018/19.
Due to fine domestic performances, Arshdeep Singh was called to Punjab Kings Trials, and then was roped in by the franchise for the IPL 2019 due to his skills to contain runs in the death overs. Since then, Arshdeep has been a part of the franchise providing good support to help the team in winning the match. He picked 3 in 2019, 8 in 2020, and 18 wickets in 2021 season.
Arshdeep Singh was the best bowler for the Punjab Kings franchise in the Indian Premier league 2021. The team got a fantastic support from Arshdeep Singh 2021 to contain runs and take wickets in key situations, which helped to win crunch moments and take control of the match. Arshdeep gradually improved his death bowling skills, and was quite effective to dismiss the top batters of the opposition.
In the 2021 season, Arshdeep scalped 18 wickets at an average of 19, which depicts his ability to keep the batsman under pressure.
Arshdeep Singh impressed the Punjab Kings team management in the trials conducted in their own capacity. He was impressive with his line lengths and could perfectly execute a fine yorker in the death overs. In the IPL 2019 Auction, Arshdeep Singh was bought by the Punjab Kings team for a bid of 20 Lakhs, and picked 3 wickets in 3 appearances. Then in 2020, he featured in 8 matches, and picked 9 wickets. With this fine performance, he got an opportunity to play most of the games in 2021, and finished with 18 scalps. As it can be seen, the fast bowler has gradually improved his performances, when given enough chances.
During the match between Punjab Kings and Rajasthan Royals on September 21, 2021, Arshdeep Singh became one of the youngest player to claim a five wicket haul in the Indian Premier League. He achieved this feat, when he was 22 years and 228 days.
Arshdeep’s figure read 4-0-32-5, which contain the opposition team to 185, who were looking bullish to cross the score of 200. He is at 3rd position in the youngest cricketer to claim a five wicket haul in IPL.
Arshdeep Singh made his T20 debut, while playing for Punjab Kings against Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League 2019. As it is quite evident, this was his first match in the IPL as well. In this match, he went for 43 runs, but was successful to pick 2 wickets of experienced players like Jos Buttler and Ajinkya Rahane, which was quite a promising sign for the bowler making his debut. Since then, he has not looked back and has been impressive with his performances in the domestic cricket and the Indian Premier League. It is hoped that the Arshdeep Singh Cricket career grows by his tremendous talent, he posseses.
Arshdeep Singh was the second best Indian bowler in the Indian Premier League 2021 with 18 scalps in 12 matches. During this process, he got into the list of one of youngest players to claim a five wicket haul in the Indian Premier League. He picked 5 wickets against Rajasthan Royals to put them in a spot of bother and deny them a fantastic finish in the last few overs of the innings. He took the wickets of Lewis, Livingstone, Mahipal, Chetan, and Kartik.
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