Arshdeep Singh had a great time in the fourth T20I against West Indies on Saturday, August 12 in Florida. He was the best bowler for India. He took 3 wickets for 38 runs in four overs. He slowed down the West Indies team’s scoring throughout the match. Because of how well he played, the West Indies team scored 178/8 in 20 overs, and India won the game easily by nine wickets.
Arshdeep did really well in the fourth T20I, bouncing back after struggling in the third T20I where he gave away 33 runs in three overs. Arshdeep shared that he felt some pressure to do well because his family, including his father Darshan Singh and older brother Akashdeep Singh, were watching him from the stands during the match against West Indies.
Arshdeep Singh on playing infront of family
“I read the conditions quickly and realised that it is pretty flat. I bowled slower ones on my hard length. It was pre-planned. Father is in Canada to play some tournament. So he tagged along with my brother and came to USA to watch me play. There was a bit of extra support. There was pressure also to perform well in front of them,” Arshdeep said.
Performing in presence of family 😃
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After taking three wickets, the 24-year-old is now tied as the top wicket-taker of the series along with Kuldeep Yadav. In the four matches that have been played, Arshdeep has taken a total of six wickets with an average of 22.66. Since he first started playing T20 Internationals against England in 2022, Arshdeep has taken a total of 47 wickets from 30 matches, maintaining an average of 18.40 and an economy rate of 8.49.
Team India will be looking to win the series in the fifth T20I on Sunday, August 13 in Florida. Even though they were trailing 0-2 after the first two matches, the team led by Hardik Pandya impressively recovered and tied the series 2-2. The young squad will aim to continue their unbeaten streak against West Indies since 2018.