Match Tied (Royal Challengers Bangalore win one-over eliminator)
India commenced their tour to West Indies with a strong victory in the opening T20I game at Lauderhill. The day belonged to the rising pace sensation Navdeep Saini who claimed 3 wickets for 17 runs to restrict West Indies to 95 – a total which was chased by India with ease. An elite bowling outing saw the 23-year old cricketer claiming the player of the match award in his debut game.
All this has impressed the captain Virat Kohli who predicted a bright future for Saini in the cricketing world. Sharing his views on his Indian Premier League (IPL) teammate, the run machine added that Navdeep is continuously improving and understands the game, and this trait almost guarantees success.
Calling him a raw talent, Kohli added that Navdeep is a hungry cricketer and one of the rare bowlers who can bowl at 150 clicks (kmph) which gives him a massive advantage. Moreover, the Delhi born believes that Navdeep has all the ingredients to become a success story of Indian Cricket. It would be interesting to see how he manages his career after registering a strong debut performance.