Arzan Nagwaswalla was called-up by the Indian selectors as a standby for the WTC final which would be followed by a five-match Test series in England. The left-arm pacer has represented Gujarat at the Under-16s, Under-19s and Under-23 level and is the hero of Nargol. Nargol is a small village which is located near the Maharashtra border in Gujarat.
Arzan’s U19 coach Santosh Desai in an interaction with Cricbuzz said that he had been a promising cricketer ever since he has been playing at the junior level. "I was his district coach when he played Under-19 and Under 23," Santosh Desai, the Gujarat selector and now coach tells Cricbuzz. "He's a very good left-arm fast bowler and from U-16 and U-19, he's been very promising,” he said.
The left-arm pacer stamped authority after he returned with a fifer on his debut against Mumbai at the Wankhede in 2018. In the next season Arzan scalped 41 wickets in the Ranji Trophy while scalped 19 wickets in the Vijay Hazare Trophy, including a 6 for 54 against Chhattisgarh last season. He has 39 wickets in 20 List A matches, 21 wickets in 15 T20s.
The fast bowler expressed his delight after getting the call-up.”I called up mom and dad the first thing after I came to senses. I was so excited. I couldn't have stopped on the road because Covid-19 protocols don't allow you to step out of the car," Nagwaswalla told IANS.
Talking about his bowling, Nagwaswalla says that being a left-arm bowler has come as an advantage for him. "Maybe because I am a left-arm fast bowler [I was picked]. I am young. That is the only thing. Also, my last season went well," he said.
India will play the WTC final against New Zealand in Southampton.