He is not Umran Malik, he's not Mohammed Siraj: Gautam Gambhir on Arshdeep Singh
Arshdeep Singh had a great outing against New Zealand in the last game (Source: Associated Press)
Arshdeep Singh is one of the most highly talented young bowlers, coming out of India. Singh has shown his capabilities in crunch situations for India, however, lately, the young lad has been inconsistent, especially with no-balls.
Renowned for death-overs bowling, former India opener Gautam Gambhir has urged Singh to develop more variations while bowling and compared him to the likes of Umran Malik and Mohammed Siraj.
According to the Hindustan Times, the former KKR captain stated that Singh's problem with no-balls is unacceptable at the international level.
Here's what Gambhir said
"You gonna have something different up your sleeves whether it's a slower one or a slower bouncer. Some kind of variation. Unfortunately, he doesn't have the speed to actually rattle the batsmen. So he's got to develop some variation."
He is not Umran Malik, he's not Mohammed Siraj. So one thing he needs to do is probably try and keep it very simple and sort his no balls out which is equally important,"
"I think. these numbers are fine, It can go south and it can go north. But the most important thing is you can’t afford to bowl those no-balls. That is absolutely unacceptable, especially at this level, and it can come back to hurt you and the team big time."
Gambhir further stated that the young bowler needs to assess the conditions while bowling. Singh will be seen in action in the third and final T20I against New Zealand tomorrow, with the series hanging at balance.