India’s young speedsters Arshdeep Singh and Umran Malik have emerged as two of the most promising players for the team after earning a call-up following a decent stint in the Indian Premier League. Arshdeep has also opined that his partnership with Umran has helped him a lot.
However, Umran Malik made his India debut during a two-match T20I series in Ireland in June and he has featured in the ongoing ODI series against New Zealand. Meanwhile, Arshdeep Singh has seen a rapid rise and made a name for himself in the recently concluded T20 World Cup 2022 as well.
“Things are quite enjoyable with Umran around. Like me, he also likes to crack jokes. As far as bowling is concerned, I get a lot of benefits (when he’s bowling at the other end) as batters get deceived playing 135 km/h after his 155 km/h deliveries. We enjoy a lot both on and off the field. We will try to keep this partnership going even off the field,” Arshdeep Singh said in a press conference ahead of the third and final ODI match against New Zealand.
“ODI is a long game, partnerships play a key role”: Arshdeep Singh
While Umran Malik depends on sheer pace, Arshdeep Singh has the ability to get movement with the ball and maintains a decent line and length as well. The left-arm pacer further shared that partnerships play a key role in ODIs.
“ODI is a long game, partnerships play a key role, just like in batting, in bowling also partnership is important. I check how my partner at the other end is bowling on the other end. If he’s bowling well, getting more out of the surface then I will try and stop the runs to help him out. At the end of the day, it’s a team sport. If I am attacking, my partner at the other end will go on the defensive,” concluded Arshdeep Singh.