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Left-arm India pacer Arshdeep Singh, who had a good IPL 2023, didn’t discover a spot within the Indian group’s ODI squad for the upcoming tour to West Indies. The Rohit Sharma-led aspect is scheduled to play a three-match ODI collection towards the Caribbean aspect with the matches on July 27, July 29 and August 1. Whereas Delhi Capitals pacer Mukesh Kumar received a maiden nationwide call-up, Jaydev Unadkat, Mohammed Siraj and Umran Malik had been remainder of the pacers India chosen for the 50-over matches vs West Indies.
Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar feels that the omission from India’s ODI squad may very well be a blessing in disguise for Arshdeep as it might encourage the pacer to enhance his sport and provides back-to-back spectacular performances to regain his spot into the nation’s ODI squad.
“Sometimes maybe being left out of the team is also great incentive to try and pick up heaps of wickets. Maybe that is what Arshdeep needs to do. He needs to pick 5-fors continuously and then he will be automatically picked for the team,” Gavaskar advised Sports Today.
In the meantime, Gavaskar additionally put his belief within the left-arm pacer and claimed that he’s going to play an important position for Group India throughout all three codecs.
“He is the future in all formats. He has already started to do little bit well in England in county cricket. Just like Jaspreet Bumrah came on as a T20 bowler and went on to spearhead the Indian bowling attack. Arshdeep Singh is somebody who can play all formats of the game and you need to encourage him to do that,” mentioned the legend.
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