Promising India pacer Arshdeep Singh has credited his impressive run in the ongoing ICC T20 World Cup to “consistency” in his bowling line on the hard and bouncy Australian wickets.
In the showpiece event, Arshdeep, 23, has scalped nine wickets from four matches with 3/32 against arch-rivals Pakistan being the best.
“My focus was always on consistency. You cannot afford to give too many loose balls at the international level. I want to be good while bowling with the new ball and with the old ball. I want to pick wickets or control runs as per the need,” said Arshdeep to former India left-arm pacer Irfan Pathan on the ‘Follow the Blues’ show on Star Sports.
The young pacer also credited bowling coach Paras Mhambrey for helping him with improving his run-up ahead of the mega event. “Paras Mhambrey worked with me on my run-up. He said, if I come straight, I will get more consistency with my line. You cannot afford bad lines on Australia wickets so I am putting efforts to come straight and I am able to see the results but I hope to do better,” he expressed.
In his short T20I career, Arshdeep has showcased his ability to swing the new ball at the start beside delivering perfect yorkers in the block holes at the death overs apart from using the bouncer effectively.
He further said that that practicing at Perth for ten days before starting of their campaign in Australia also came in handy for the bowlers. “Entire team prepared well for the World Cup. We reached Perth around one week before and worked on our lengths because everyone had different lengths. So while practicing we were able to figure out the lengths with bounce. I guess with good preparation we get good results,” he signed off.