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Tried to keep things simple; the talk is to be adaptable: Arshdeep Singh

Lauderhill (Florida), Aug 8 (IANS) Young left-arm pacer Arshdeep Singh revealed that he was trying to keep thing simple and followed the talk of adaptability in the team during the T20I series against West Indies.

In the series, Arshdeep impressed everyone with his economical bowling to pick seven wickets and earn the Player of the Series award in 4-1 victory.

“It feels really good and feel grateful to represent my country. Tried to keep things simple. As Rahul Dravid sir says we are a processed based teams so I stick with my process. I don’t try to think much about other things during the bowling. The talk is to be adaptable. We have to do whatever the demand of the wicket and the team is,” said Arshdeep after the match.

Arshdeep further credited the clarity in ideas and though from the Indian team management over his stellar bowling show and making the dressing room atmosphere nice.

“We do what the captain and coaches tell us. Credit to them for the clarity they have given me. I don’t know what my greatest asset is but keeping things simple and focusing on process helps me.”

“The way the captains back the youngsters, and the feel of the dressing room is very nice. Youngsters and seniors feel the same. Helps as a youngster to come in and repeat what you do with your IPL and state teams. My mentor and my competition is my dad, he is very economical and bowling well.”

Left-arm spin all-rounder Axar Patel, who won the Player of the Match award in the fifth T20I for his figures of 3-15, revealed that bowling stump-to-stump line helped him in getting the scalps of West Indies top three batters.

“My plan was to vary my pace. I knew wickets were slow. And tried to bowl stump to stump. The main thing is that I need to back my strength because in T20s batters try to hit you. So you just focus on bowling good areas and using your strength and your pace.”

Axar further remarked that the wickets in last two T20Is were similar to the ODI series pitches in Trinidad. “The wickets felt similar to the ones I played in the Caribbean earlier on The wickets for the one-dayers were similar, and then when I played the last two T20Is, it helped.”

“I am an all-rounder – doesn’t matter batting or bowling. The day I bat well, I’ll be a batting all-rounder. The day I bowl well, you can call me a bowling all-rounder.”

–IANS

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