Team India: The Indian cricket team is going to face South Africa in a 5-match T20 series from June 9 this month. In this series, many such young players have been given a chance who have performed amazingly at the domestic level and in the IPL. Especially young fast bowler Umran Malik caught everyone’s attention. The whole country is waiting for his debut from Team India, but his place can be given to another player.
This player’s side is stronger than Umran
Umran Malik bowled late during India’s opening practice session ahead of the T20I series against South Africa but his fellow bowler Arshdeep impressed more with his yorker skills. However, both these young players may have to wait for a place in the team due to the presence of Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan.
Arshdeep impressed everyone
The Indian team sweated profusely in the evening session under the supervision of coaches Rahul Dravid and Paras Mahambre. During this session, wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant hit hard shots on Umran’s fast balls. Young Arshdeep bowled the shots first but later practiced his yorkers more accurately under the supervision of bowling coach Mahambre.
The coach also praised
Mahambre put gloves on the crease in front of the middle wicket and a bottle in front of the wide line and Arshdeep had to target both of them on separate balls. Arshdeep was asking the coach after bowling, ‘Okay?’ On which Mahambre advised him to focus on the length instead of the direction of the ball. Generally fast bowlers do not practice for long in summer conditions but practiced for longer than Arshdeep and Umran.
The Indian pace bowling will be led by Bhuvneshwar, who barely bowled 15 minutes in the series. During this, Harshal Patel, Hardik Pandya and Yuzvendra Chahal took rest during the team session. Usually bowlers who bowl more before the match do not get a chance in the team.
Dinesh Karthik, 36, who returned to the team, practiced ‘lap scoop’ and ‘reverse scoop’ shots with throwdown experts. In the presence of the team’s vice-captain Pant, however, he will find it difficult to get a chance in the playing XI. DDCA groundsmen said that there would be dew in the ground after 8 pm but the Indian team did not practice with the wet ball.