Anil Kumble Bats for Arshdeep Singh Over Mohammed Siraj for T20 World Cup

Spin legend Anil Kumble suggests opting for Arshdeep Singh over Mohammed Siraj for India's T20 World Cup games in the West Indies, citing Arshdeep's recent performance. Kumble believes that Arshdeep and Jasprit Bumrah, along with all-rounder Hardik Pandya, would strengthen India's bowling attack on the Caribbean pitches.


PTI | New Delhi | Updated: 13-06-2024 15:43 IST | Created: 13-06-2024 15:43 IST
Anil Kumble Bats for Arshdeep Singh Over Mohammed Siraj for T20 World Cup
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Spin legend Anil Kumble has recommended that India should consider selecting left-arm pacer Arshdeep Singh over Mohammed Siraj for the ongoing T20 World Cup matches in the West Indies. Arshdeep showcased his prowess by taking four wickets for a mere nine runs against the USA, earning Kumble's praise.

Kumble, former coach of the Indian team, emphasized that Arshdeep's performance, particularly his versatile bowling against Pakistan, makes him a prime candidate. Alongside Jasprit Bumrah and all-rounder Hardik Pandya, Arshdeep's inclusion would allow India to field an extra spinner on the slower Caribbean pitches.

In contrast, Siraj has taken just one wicket in three games, making Arshdeep's seven wickets at an economy rate of 6.225 and a strike rate of 10.28 more impressive. With India set to face Canada before heading to the Caribbean, Kumble's advice could be crucial for team strategy.

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