Former South African star Jonty Rhodes feels Arshdeep Singh has made huge strides as a cricketer and has huge potential, but comparison with the great Wasim Akram will put pressure on him.
New Delhi. Former South African star Jonty Rhodes feels Arshdeep Singh has made huge strides as a cricketer and has huge potential, but comparison with the great Wasim Akram will put pressure on him. India’s 23-year-old left-arm fast bowler Arshdeep impressed during India’s campaign in the T20 World Cup, where India lost the final against eventual champions England. Able to swing the ball both ways, Arshdeep was India’s most successful bowler in the T20 World Cup.
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He took 10 wickets in six matches and gave away runs at a rate of 7.80 runs per over during this period. “I think he will be under a lot of pressure against the great fast bowler Wasim Akram, the Sultan of Swing,” Rhodes told reporters at an event here. I have moved on and so are other Indian fast bowlers. You look at Bumrah and he developed so fast and Arshdeep did the same, he is a young fast bowler. He is ready to learn and listen to you and work hard.” The former South African cricketer said, “He swings the ball and has bowled brilliantly in the overs. He bowls well in the powerplay, has good ball control and can bowl effectively around the wicket like Wasim Akram.Rhodes believes that the young fast bowler has great potential.
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Young players are expected to replace the senior players in the Indian team after two consecutive T20 World Cup disappointments. Asked which players the Indian Cricket Board (BCCI) should invest in, Rhodes said: “The players in the team that went to New Zealand are too young for BCCI to invest in.” Apart from this, there are some other big players waiting to get their chances.” Several senior players have been rested for the three-match T20 International series against New Zealand starting on Friday, while Shubman Gill, Umran Malik, Ishan Kishan and Players like Sanju Samson will get a chance to play. Rhodes said players from England, Australia and South Africa have benefited greatly from playing in the IPL. He also favored the T10 format, saying it is a good format for multi-sport events like the Olympics and Commonwealth Games.
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