Arshdeep Singh nominated for ICC Emerging Men’s Cricketer of the Year Award
He has emerged as one of the finest modern-day death bowlers for India and has led the attack in the final overs in the absence of Jasprit Bumrah.
New Delhi: Indian pacer Arshdeep Singh, who made his white-ball debut for the national side this year, has been nominated for the ICC Emerging Player of the Year Award. He is among South Africa’s Marco Jansen, New Zealand’s Finn Allen, and Afghanistan’s Ibrahim Zadran who are nominated to win the award. The left-arm pacer has been one of the leading wicket-takers for India in T20Is.
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The 23-year-old cricketer made his debut against England in July this year and picked up two wickets in India’s 50-run victory in Southampton. He has emerged as one of the finest modern-day death bowlers for India and has led the attack in the final overs in the absence of Jasprit Bumrah. He has taken 33 wickets in 21 T20Is at an average of 18.12. His wicket-taking ability and the swing he gets with the new ball have led him to this early success.
Arshdeep has picked five wickets in five games in the ICC Men’s Asia Cup while he improved and went on to take 10 wickets in six games in the T20 World Cup.
He also made his ODI debut on the tour of New Zealand in November 2022 and has played only three fifty-over games. In the two innings that he got to bowl, he could not pick any wicket.
On other hand, Finn Allen scored 411 runs in T20Is this year, at an impressive strike rate of 155.09. He has also scored 387 runs in 10 ODI innings and has stepped into the shoes of legendary Kiwi opener Martin Guptill. He also scored a 56-ball T20I century against Scotland this year. Marco Jansen has made his mark with the red ball, picking 36 wickets and scoring 229 runs this year. He has scored a fifty and picked up a wicket in the ongoing Boxing Day Test. Ibrahim Zadran has scored 431 runs in seven ODIs at an average of 71.83. His 162-run inning against Sri Lanka broke many records including the highest ODI score by an Afghan batter.