Arshdeep Singh credits his success in the ongoing T20 World Cup to senior pace bowling partner Bhuvneshwar Kumar who, he feels, has been creating relentless pressure in Powerplay overs which has made it easier for him to get wickets. Arshdeep had struck vital blows in both his opening overs against Pakistan and South Africa, removing top batters like Babar Azam and Quinton de Kock respectively.”We study the batters’ weaknesses and myself and Bhuvi bhai try to get some swing first up and beat the batter at start. I’m able to attack the batter because Bhuvi bhai is bowling so economically that the batter is already under pressure,” Arshdeep told reporters after India’s five-wicket defeat to South Africa on Sunday.
Bhuvneshwar’s effectiveness might not reflect in the wickets’ column but he has got appreciable movement in all the three games to keep batters under check. Both pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar and captain Rohit Sharma were left ruing India’s missed chances in the field after the defeat to South Africa. The normally electric Virat Kohli missed a crucial catch while Rohit himself missed an easy run-out chance.Bhuvneshwar made no bones about the fact that he was “Credit for my success goes to him. The batters aren’t taking chances against him (Bhuvneshwar) and are doing that with me. So we have forged a good partnership. A bowling partnership is as important as batting partnership,” Arshdeep added. His own confidence has been boosted by the breakthroughs he has got in initial overs. “You feel confident when you get wickets first up and team also feels confident of your abilities.” Arshdeep found the Perth track the paciest in his short but eventful international career.