Former fast bowler Irfan Pathan said that Arshdeep Singh should play in all the five matches in the upcoming T20I series against South Africa. The 23-year-old was impactful for Punjab Kings in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022.
He took 10 wickets from 14 matches at an economy rate of 7.70. Arshdeep was named in the squad for the games against the Proteas. Pathan admitted that Singh didn’t get a lot of wickets but praised him for keeping MS Dhoni and Hardik Pandya quiet.
The veteran also said that Arshdeep has the temperament to thrive under pressure. “He took less wickets but still the national selectors picked him in the squad. There is reason behind his selection. He can keep the best batters quiet, when he bowls at the death.
“MS Dhoni and Hardik Pandya were not able to go after him because he bowled consistent Yorkers against them,” said Pathan.
“You picked a left-arm bowler in your squad because left is always right. So play him all the matches,” he added.