Punjab pacer Arshdeep Singh impressed everyone with his death bowling skills in the 15th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). He was praised for his ability to nail the most difficult delivery, a yorker. And as he kept doing it again and again in IPL 2022, the BCCI Selection Committee awarded the pacer for his hard work with a place in the national squad for South Africa series. And now, Arshdeep Singh is making the most of this opportunity by learning from the national coaches.
The 23-year-old is currently in Delhi with the national side practicing ahead of India’s 1st T20I against South Africa on 9 June. In the first practice session on Monday, Arshdeep Singh was seen sweating it out with bowling coach Paras Mhambrey. The left-arm quickie was also seen performing a unique drill to better his yorker-bowling ability.
In a video going viral on the internet, Arshdeep Singh is seen practicing yorkers with some self-made props. While a baseball mitt is seen at the front crease (in place of the batter’s front foot), a water bottle is kept around the tramline for the wide yorker. Singh, meanwhile, is seen nailing yorkers during the session.
Watch the video here:
Arshdeep Singh's special yorker simulation training under bowling coach Paras Mhambrey's guidance ahead of South Africa series pic.twitter.com/ChvHH2pxyU
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Arshdeep to play in 1st T20I?
After impressing in the nets, it seems Arshdeep Singh can get a chance to don the national jersey in the very first game of the series on 9 June. The reason is a better show at the nets. As Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, and Avesh Khan look the sure candidates for the 1st T20I, the contest is in between Umran Malik and Arshdeep. And among these two, Singh looked better throughout the practice session.
WATCH: Arshdeep Singh nails his first yorker in India jersey
According to a PTI report, while Umran Malik was taken to the cleaners in the net session by Rishabh Pant, Arshdeep Singh looked in more control. Also, the left-arm quick spent lesser time as compared to Malik in the session meaning he passed the first test, to impress coaches.