India vs South Africa, 1st T20I: “Adaptability is the big motive,” says India Pacer Arshdeep Singh

Young Indian left arm pacer Arshdeep Singh said “adaptability” is the team’s main focus ahead of the T20 World Cup, which kicks off in Australia later in October. The T20 World Cup will be held in Australia from October 16 to November 13 and Arshdeep said the Indian bowlers are ready for the tough challenge ahead. “Adaptability is the main driver of our team. The main driver is to adapt to the situations and demands of the team, whatever the situations and circumstances,” said the 23-year-old pacer, who made a sensational comeback after a disappointing outing. in the Asian Cup recently.

“If we go there (Australia) we’ll see what the conditions are like. I’m looking forward to doing well.” Arshdeep (3/32) and Deepak Chahar (2/24) broke South Africa’s backbone to help India clinch an easy eight-wicket victory over the Proteas in the low scoring first T20I of the three-game series here on Wednesday night.

“We try to tick all the boxes in the practice sessions and try to execute all our plans on the field. Today (Wednesday) was a really good example of showing good powerplay bowling and we are looking forward to great things to do in the coming days,” said Arshdeep.

The left arm pacer, a key arsenal in India’s death bowling schedule of things for the ICC showpiece next month, missed the previous three T20Is against Australia after being sent to the NCA for conditioning.

“The goal for the past 10 days has been to get refreshed and come back stronger and fitter, which will help me in my bowling. I feel really refreshed and looking forward to doing good things on the pitch,” said Arshdeep after his exploits with the ball .

Bowling the new ball in the absence of Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep came back with a bang and grabbed three wickets in five balls to reduce South Africa to 8 for 4 in the second over.

The visitors never recovered from Arshdeep’s early blows to lose the opening game of the series, which is the final preparation for both teams before heading to Australia.

In the previous T20 series against Australia, India had beaten the reigning world champions 2-1 after losing the first game.

Arshdeep, who made his debut in the England tour in July this year, said he always strives to give the best of himself on the pitch without worrying about selection.

“They told me you’re ‘in the plan’ at the back of the IPL, that I’m in the scene… I think the main motive was to keep doing well no matter what opportunities I get, that is my job and I don’t think much about the selection part,” he said.

Arshdeep had an unforgettable Asia Cup campaign in the UAE where he struggled for wickets in the power play and also made headlines for dropping a sitter in their loss to Pakistan in the ‘Super 4’ stage.

But with some help from the Greenfield circuit, he sent Quinton de Kock, Rilee Rossouw and David Miller away on the second lap to silence his critics.

“It was always a great feeling to get the wickets early. The plan was very simple, the ball swung. I had to throw it in the right places and it worked well. It was about hitting the right areas and going for it to make sure the line is good.” He has also credited his senior teammate Chahar for holding up the pressure from the other side.

“We practice in every type of situation, our job is to adapt to the situations and do well for the team. Today (Wednesday) it was more about the new ball and we worked very well as a couple, many credit goes to DC bhai too,” he signed off.

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