Teams Played For
India U19, Punjab, Kings XI Punjab, India U23
A young left-arm fast-bowler from Punjab, Arshdeep Singh’s biggest achievement, thus far, was to lift the U19 World Cup in 2018. Arshdeep only played two matches in the tournament picking up three wickets but showed immense potential. Along with the other pacers in the U19 squad, he was marked as a future prospect for Team India.
He made his List A debut for Punjab in the Vijay Hazare tournament on 19th September 2018 and later that year, his dream to play in the Indian Premier League(IPL) came true when he was bought by the Kings XI Punjab (now known as Punjab Kings) at his base price of 20 lakhs.
His IPL debut against Rajasthan Royals was a memorable one where he claimed two massive wickets of Jos Buttler and Ajinkya Rahane. Being a left-arm fast bowler and with the related variety he brings to the table, has put Arshdeep on the top of the charts for Punjab Kings.
Arshdeep’s recent performances in the IPL have caught the attention of everyone. The 21-year-old was the main reason for the resurrection of Punjab Kings in the second half of the IPL 2020. Under the leadership of KL Rahul, he bagged 9 wickets in 8 games, and his death bowling skills were impressive.
Being a left-arm fast bowler, Arshdeep lacked accuracy with pace but with the consultation of India’s star pacer Mohammed Shami, he improved a lot. Backed up by the entire management of Punjab Kings from the head coach Anil Kumble to the bowling coach Charl Langeveldt who took him under his wings and helped him build a decent profile in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
With age and crucial performances on his side, he will be hoping for another memorable IPL for Punjab Kings. Moreover, with a lack of left-arm quicks in the national side, he could definitely step up a notch in the coming years and look for a place in the shorter formats of the Indian cricket team.
(As of March 2021)