Young Indian pacer Arshdeep Singh said that he wants to work with Paras Mhambrey to improve his skills.
Arshdeep Singh bagged 2 wickets for 24 runs in the first T20I match against West Indies where India won the match by 68 runs and leads the 5-match series by 1-0. READ: India Tour of West Indies 2022 Schedule, Squad
Arshdeep Singh’s talk in WI vs IND 1st T20I post-match press conference
“It was a good experience. I am happy with my performance. The team won, so the happiness doubled. Due to a break, I am playing after a long time. So, I want to work with Paras (Mhambrey) sir and improve on my areas,” Arshdeep said at the press conference.
“I guess, keeping things simple and using the wicket a lot and using the slower one and at the last just trying to nail my yorkers, I think that worked for me.” Playing in only his second game for India, Arshdeep attributed the clarity of his role in the team to his success.
Winning the toss West Indies decides to bowl first where India scored 190 runs for 6 wickets loss at the end of 20 overs. Rohit scored 64 runs from 44 deliveries but DK grabs the attention for his cameo of 41 runs off just 19 balls.
“I was pretty aware of my roles and responsibilities. Both the team management and the captain briefed me about my role as a bowler when I have to come to bowl and all.
“That gave me a lot of clarity and confidence and I could plan accordingly. The way Bhuvi bhai bowls, he keeps the pressure at one end and that helps me to get wickets.” While in his very first over, Arshdeep was taken to the cleaners by Kyle Myers, he got rid of the batter in the fourth ball of his opening spell.
Indian bowling unit struck West Indies top order players and loads pressure on the players and made to lose their wickets at regular intervals. At the end of 20 overs Windies managed to score only 122 runs and lost the first match by 68 runs.
“He (Mayers) was attacking from the start and he came out hard and could have taken a chance on the bouncer but my gut instinct told me that I should go for it and it paid off.” The 23-year-old also acknowledged Dinesh Karthik’s role (41 not out from 19 balls) in taking India to a solid 190-6.
“DK bhai played a great cameo and that gave us a good cushion as bowlers and the wicket was also sticky. As a bowling unit, we bowled in the right areas.” While Arshdeep removed Mayers with a bouncer, all-rounder Akeal Hosein was done in by a pitch-perfect yorker.
The second match of the 5 matches T20I series will be played on August 1 in Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts.