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IRE vs IND | Arshdeep Singh Claims Unwanted Record Despite India’s Win In First T20I

image-llhrtco0Arshdeep Singh celebrates a wicket against Ireland (Twitter)

Arshdeep Singh swung back into action for Team India in their first T20I against Ireland in Dublin. While considered to be as a comeback game for injured veteran Jasprit Bumrah, Singh held up his own end with the ball by cleaning up a well-set Curtis Campher in the 18th over of the Irish innings.

Despite finishing with a wicket and starring in India’s close win, the young speedster also joined a rare bunch of cricketers holding an unwanted T20I record.

Singh achieves an unwanted ‘no-ball’ record

Arshdeep Singh launched his T20I journey against England in Southampton back in July 2022, and helmed the Indian pace attack at the 2022 T20 World Cup in Australia later that year. So far, the 24-year-old pace maverick has featured in 32 T20I matches for Team India, including his recent outing in Dublin.

While the cricketer has emerged as one of the brightest prospects for India with the new ball, he has also joined an elite list of pacemen albeit for a rare unwanted record in T20Is.

Singh delivered one no-ball against Ireland, thus extending his T20I tally of illegal deliveries to 16 in his short career so far. He is currently the third leading T20I bowler in the world with the largest no-ball count to his name, after retired pacers Morne Morkel and Brett Lee. Lasith Malinga, who played 84 matches as opposed to Singh’s 32, falls behind the Indian speedster with 14 no-balls.

List of international cricketers with most number of no-balls

T20I Matches
Number of No-Balls

Morne Morkel4419
Brett Lee
Arshdeep Singh3216
Lasith Malinga8414

Arshdeep Singh will now reprise his role for the Indian team in their second T20I against hosts. The match will be played out at the Malahide Cricket Club Ground in Dublin on August 20.