India has witnessed a rise in its fast bowling stocks over the last few years, epitomized by Jasprit Bumrah’s dominance in world cricket. With the right-arm paceman having already cemented his status as an intimidating bowler, another young fast bowler in the country – Navdeep Saini – has grabbed the headlines.
Saini, who made his international debut against West Indies last year, has followed up his promising entry into cricket with consistent showings in the shortest format. Having picked up two wickets in India’s win over Sri Lanka in the second T20I, Saini wreaked havoc with the ball again and claimed three wickets for 28 runs in his side’s series-clinching triumph.
The 27-year-old’s ability to rack speeds in excess of 140 kph has been the most astounding aspect of his arsenal. He is certainly touted as one of the sure picks in India’s squad for the T20 World Cup in Australia later this year.