‘He needs to think about his bowling a bit and make decisions wisely’ - Sanjay Bangar on Arshdeep Singh
India lost the first T20I by 21 runs.
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After having started his International career on a high, ace pacer Arshdeep Singh has seemingly lost his mojo as the 23-year-old, failed to live up to his potential yet again in the first T20I against New Zealand. In his four overs, the youngster leaked 51 runs at an economy of 12.80, which needs to change in order to cement his position in the playing XI.
Former India batting coach, Sanjay Bangar, believes that the cricketer needs to think about his bowling and make wise decisions on the ground in order to get better. Even though wide yorkers are his speciality, he was mostly bowling in the zone and thus, it was easy for the Kiwi batters to hit boundaries. Bangar also mentioned that Arshdeep should work on his bowling immediately in order to come out as a better bowler in the second T20I.
While speaking with Star Sports, Bangar stated, “Arshdeep wasn't much effective today. He has built a reputation with wide yorkers that trouble the batters but today, he bowled mostly in the zone. I think he needs to think about his bowling a bit and make decisions wisely."
The 50-Year-old further continued, "It's a journey. You may have a good start but there will be games where your skillsets will be tested. It depends upon you how much you believe in yourself and work on the basics. If he works on these factors, he might come out as a better bowler".
He's also wasting energy running for so long: Mohammad Kaif
Former India cricketer, Mohammad Kaif, pointed out the technical aspect of Arshdeep’s game and stated that the cricketer is wasting a lot of his energy by having a long run-up while bowling. He also mentioned it is the main reason behind him overstepping so frequently.
“Arshdeep is a kind of bowler who has a longer run-up which means he might face stepping issues. He's also wasting energy running for so long. The main reason behind those over-stepping is his long run-up. And as he changes angle too much, sometimes round the wicket, sometimes over. So, he needs to work on the basics and stay a bit relaxed. He is a good bowler but didn't have a great day,” the 42-year-old said.
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