Ahead of the 2nd T20I against West Indies, Indian senior pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar addressed a virtual press conference where he praised Arshdeep Singh for the impressive skills he showcased in the first T20I.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar Praises Arshdeep Singh
In the first T20I against West Indies, Arshdeep Singh bowled 4 overs and picked 2 wickets at an economy of 6. Arshdeep dismissed Kyle Mayers(15) and Akeal Hosein(11) in the 1st T20I where India won the match by 68 runs and leads the 5-match T20I series by 1-0.
“When Arshdeep bowls, he knows what he wants to do and he also knows what fields he wants for different batters. This is a very rare quality when someone is this young, this quality is rare.
He has been consistent, he knows what he wants to do. The way he thinks about the game, it is the best thing about his game,” said Bhuvneshwar during a virtual press conference.
When asked about his bowling and performances this year, Bhuvneshwar said: “Honestly, I have not made any change in my bowling, it was just a matter of bowling more.
When you bowl more, you get confidence and you get back into rhythm. If you stay fit, it helps your bowling. I have not made any change in particular. Whenever I got an opportunity to bowl at home, I did that.” READ: India Tour of West Indies 2022: West Indies vs India 2022 Schedule, Squad
In the first T20I, Suryakumar Yadav had opened the batting alongside Rohit Sharma. Talking about the move, he said: “I really do not know. But I can say it was not a random move, there was thought behind it. I am sure they want to achieve something out of it.”
Bhuvi also added that a lot of things have changed in the bowling unit since his international debut. He claims that both batters and bowlers keep evolving as the game changes.
“Since my debut, there have been a lot of changes. When I started, especially in ODIs, 300 was not a par score. But right now, 300 is a par score. In T20Is, 180-190, every team knows that it is chaseable. So this has been a big change, as the game keeps going ahead, bowlers and batters will keep evolving,” said Bhuvneshwar.
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“There have been changes. I learnt a few variations, knuckle ball, I learnt to bowl that a couple of years ago. Every bowler has different variations, earlier we used to know that batter will take time but now they start to go after the bowlers right away,” he added.
India will play the second match of the 5-match T20I series against West Indies today(August 2) in Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts.