Arshdeep Singh, a left-handed bowler for India, was one of the four players nominated on Wednesday for the ICC Emerging Cricketer of the Year award. The other three nominees were Marco Jansen, Finn Allen, and Ibrahim Zadran.
According to a statement issued by the ICC, voting for the award will get underway in the month of January. After making his debut on the international stage less than half a year ago, Arshdeep has already made it onto the shortlist.
The lanky bowler had an average of 18.12 and grabbed 33 wickets over the course of 21 Twenty20 Internationals. He provided breakthroughs both with the new ball and the old ball.
India’s national setup took on the left-arm fast after he had a successful career in the Indian Premier League (IPL), and he made the most of the opportunity with the side aiming to get back on track following a dismal performance at the 2021 T20 World Cup.
Arshdeep, who is only 23 years old, received a One-Day International (ODI) cap during India’s recent tour of New Zealand, and the 23-year-future old’s looks promising.
Arshdeep came up with several great performances in a short period of time, especially in the high-pressure T20 World Cup game against Pakistan at the MCG. He also came up with some noteworthy performances in the game.
Arshdeep, who possessed both swing and pace in his arsenal, was able to eliminate both members of Pakistan’s potent opening duo. He bowled out Babar Azam with the very first ball of the match, and then he took the wicket of Mohammad Rizwan at the end of the over that he followed it up with.
Asif Ali’s intentions for a late onslaught were foiled by Arshdeep, who finished with 3/32 from his four-over allocation. Arshdeep returned at the very end of the game.
Along with Arshdeep, another left-arm quick named Jansen from South Africa, an opener from New Zealand named Allen, and an Afghanistan batsman named Zadran are all in the running for the honour.