Former India all-rounder Irfan Pathan has said that Arshdeep Singh should get a chance in all the matches in the upcoming T20 series against South Africa. Arshdeep has improved a lot in his bowling since his debut for Punjab Kings. In IPL 2022, he has once again surprised everyone with his bowling. In the 15th season of IPL, he took only 10 wickets in 14 matches. But bowled very economical and kept the pressure on from one end. His economy this season was 7.70. Due to his stellar performances, he was named in the team along with Sunrisers Hyderabad pacer Umran Malik.
Irfan Pathan also admitted that Arshdeep did not get too many wickets in the season. But he troubled players like MS Dhoni and Hardik Pandya with his bowling. The veteran also said that Arshdeep has the flair to thrive under pressure.
Irfan Pathan said, “If you look at IPL numbers in terms of wickets, matches are more and wickets are less. Even after that the selectors supported him and picked him in the team. The reason behind him is that he is the best batsman.” When he bowls in the death overs, he keeps batsmen like Dhoni and Hardik calm. He troubles the batsmen at the crease with yorkers.
He further said, “You have kept a left-arm bowler in your team with some thought. Because left is always right. So feed him all the matches and he is the kind of bowler who will always do something for his team, whenever there is a tough situation he will bowl yorkers and try to take wickets.”