Dominic Cork predicts "massive" future for RCB's Navdeep Saini

Dominic Cork predicts “massive” future for RCB’s Navdeep Saini

The BCCI has selected him as one of the four pacers who will assist Team India in their World Cup preparations in England.

Navdeep Saini
Navdeep Saini. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Former England pacer Dominic Cork was all praises for the emerging talent Navdeep Saini of the Royal Challengers Bangalore, who has left a mark in the ongoing IPL season. The 47-year-old former Test cricketer was taken by Saini’s talent and Cork has predicted “massive” future for him in the national team.

In IPL 12, even though RCB ended last in the points table, Saini picked up 11 wickets for the team from 13 matches and was their second best bowler after star spinner Yuzvendra Chahal, who claimed 18 wickets. But amongst a whole bunch of pacers who failed, Saini performed relatively well for the Bengaluru based franchise.

It was a promising season for the 26-year-old right-arm medium pacer and no wonder the BCCI has selected him as one of the four pacers who will assist Team India in their ODI World Cup preparations in England. According to what the BCCI had announced earlier, he will be a bowler at the nets and will help the ‘Men in Blue’ during the Cricket World Cup along with three others.

Cork has some advice for Saini

Coming back to Dominic Cork, who is a Star Sports Select Dugout expert in the Indian Premier League, had good things to say about the 26-year-old. “For me when you look at Navdeep Saini, I think India will have a massive future with. If we actually clip on him here and we play,” said Cork, according to IndiaToday.

The veteran bowler also had some advice for the youngster and all the bowlers of the generation. “We need to see the deliveries with his pegs. The one thing I want to tell these young bowlers is that its about the head position. He (Saini) can be a little taller. It looks like he is just going to fall away so he might put his weight forward. So that is Saini, someone who is already very successful in this game,” added Cork. 

Dominic Cork has played 37 Test matches for England in his time till the early 2000s and claimed 131 wickets at 29.81 and also made 32 ODI appearance for the English team.