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Top 3 T20I bowlers for India ahead of T20 World Cup

Arshdeep Singh would be the key player for team India

Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh and Harshal Patel

After a disappointing Asia Cup 2022, India are all set for the T20 World Cup in Australia. India announced their full squad for the T20 World Cup with Mohammed Shami, Deepak Chahar and Shreyas Iyer making it to the reserves. 

As for Ravindra Jadeja, the all-rounder is also ruled out owing to a knee surgery that he underwent very recently. Replacing Jadeja is all-rounder Axar Patel who will be entrusted with crucial responsibilities in the absence of Ravindra Jadeja. Apart from Ravindra Jadeja, India’s main bowler Jasprit Bumrah has also been ruled out ahead of the World Cup. But who are India’s top 3 T20I bowlers who are expected to help India make a strong statement in the tournament? Let’s find out shall we? 

Who are India’s top 3 T20I bowlers? 

Arshdeep Singh 

The 23-year old left-handed pacer has displayed outstanding skill during the death overs. His ability to handle pressure in the final overs makes him India’s top bowling pick for the T20 World Cup. In fact, he is the type of bowler that puts the batsmen into pressure in the death overs. 

A dependable bowler, blessed with excellent speed, fitness and agility, Singh is certainly on his way to become a star for India in the times to come. In 13 T20Is for India, Singh has bagged 19 wickets at an average of 19.8, a strike rate of 14.6, and an economy of 8.14.     

Bhuvneshwar Kumar 

The highest-wicket-taker in Asia Cup 2022 (11 wickets in 5 matches), Bhuvneshwar Kumar is placed at number 7 on ICC’s Men’s T20I bowling rankings with a rating of 682. His pacing abilities know no boundaries when he is in full form which is why he is expected to pose a threat to many batsmen in the T20 World Cup as well. 

In 77 T20I matches for India, Kumar has collected as many as 84 wickets, with his best bowling figures of 5/4 being recorded as recently as last week in the Super 4 clash against Afghanistan at the Dubai International Stadium. 

Harshal Patel 

Another pacer, who along with Jasprit Bumrah has recovered from injury well and will now be playing his first T20 World Cup in October is Harshal Patel. He is undoubtedly one of the best death-bowlers the country has ever seen. Patel and Arshdeep can both be lethal for opposite teams in the World Cup as well. In IPL 2021, Patel clinched the Purple Cap for bagging as many as 32 wickets in just 15 games. He recorded his best bowling figures of 5/27 for Royal Challengers Bangalore. 

In recent times, Patel has gone on to become one of the best bowlers in the country, owing to his outstanding performances in white-ball cricket. 

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