New Delhi. The Indian team, led by Rishabh Pant, is set to face South Africa in a five-match T20I series. Indian team does not have legendary players like Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Jasprit Bumrah. Looking at the T20 World Cup, it is a great opportunity for head coach Rahul Dravid to try the young players. South Africa’s team is playing with its full strength. Fast bowlers Umran Malik and Arshdeep Singh, who performed well in IPL, have also been selected for this series. Left-arm fast bowler Arshdeep Singh has been performing brilliantly for Punjab Kings in the last two seasons in the IPL. At the same time, Umran created a sensation with his speed in the very first season. Umran has bowled consecutive balls at a speed of 157 kms in IPL. In such a situation, the fans also want to see him playing international cricket.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar will lead the fast bowling for India. The other fast bowler could be Harshal Patel or Avesh Khan. There will be a tough fight between Umran and Arshdeep for the third place. In a conversation with News18 Hindi, former India coach Lalchand Rajput says, “Arshdeep should be given the first chance. Arshdeep is a left-arm bowler which brings variety. Arshdeep has played well in IPL. Hope they get their first chance. The team also has the option of Hardik Pandya. Pandya bowled very well in the IPL final as well. He can bowl four overs. I think Arshdeep will definitely play.”
FIRST PUBLISHED : June 09, 2022, 12:57 IST