Punjab Kings captain Mayank Agarwal heaped wealthy reward on Arshdeep Singh, saying the younger pacer has been a frontrunner within the aspect and stuffed with vitality on the sphere. Mayank’s feedback got here after PBKS hammered Royal Challengers Bangalore by 54 runs in a crunch IPL 2022 encounter on the Brabourne Stadium.
Arshdeep Singh, who was one of many retained gamers by Punjab Kings, has been beautiful with the ball, particularly on the dying. Several PBKS stars, together with Kagiso Rabada, have marveled on the temperament of the 23-year-old pacer.
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On Friday, Arshdeep was miserly as he conceded simply 27 runs in his 4-over spell and picked up the wicket of in-form Dinesh Karthik, whose innings was cut-short at 11. Arshdeep was electrical on the sphere, choosing up a catch and saving runs for PBKS of their defence of 209 runs.
“Very very energetic person, very confident guy. We can see that on the field. He enjoys his cricket and stays stress free,” Mayank instructed Star Sports after PBKS beat RCB.
“Must say he’s the leader in the team. He rallies around everyone, takes up the responsibility, even goes up and speaks to the bowlers sometimes,” he added.
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Arshdeep supplied good assist to Kagiso Rabada and Rishi Dhawan because the PBKS pacers derailed the RCB chase. Rabada completed with figures of three/21, together with the large wicket of Virat Kohli for 20. Rishi Dhawan picked up 2/35, together with that of Mahipal Lomror and Faf du Plessis.
FINE TO BAT AT NO. 5
Earlier within the day, Punjab Kings, who had been in determined want for a win, rocketed to 209, due to a blitzkrieg from Liam Livingstone and Jonny Bairstow.
The England opener, Bairstow, hit 66 off 29 balls, smashing 7 sixes and 4 boundaries as PBKS obtained off to a surprising begin within the powerplay. After Bairstow’s departure, Livingstone carried ahead the carnage, hitting 70 off simply 42 balls.
Despite Wanindu Hasaranga and Harshal Patel choosing up 6 wickets between them, Punjab posted 209 as Bairstow and Livingstone had taken the assault to the RCB bowling unit.
Notably, captain Mayank Agarwal dropped himself to No. 5 as soon as once more. The skipper mentioned he’s pleased to bat decrease down the order so long as the staff is successful.
“We were very good with the bat. I thought we were brilliant. The wicket was holding up a bit. The way Jonny and Livi batted was simply amazing,” he added.
“Two points are the most crucial thing for us. As long as the job gets done, I’m fine whether I’m batting five, four, six.”
PBKS, who moved to the sixth spot on the factors desk, will face Delhi Capitals subsequent on Monday, May 16.