Not Umran Malik and Arshdeep Singh, Ravi Shastri wants this player to feature in the T20 World Cup for India


Umran Malik has been one of the best finds for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League. But considering the bowlers for the upcoming T20 World Cup, the former Indian coach Ravi Shastri comes up with an interesting name.

The 59-year-old wants the selectors to give a chance to the Delhi Capitals pacer Khaleel Ahmed who is doing well in this edition of IPL. Khaleel Ahmed has represented India across 11 ODIs and 14 T20Is where he scalped 15 and 13 wickets under his belt.

In this ongoing season, the 24-yar-old has bagged 16 wickets after getting featured in 9 games at an average of 18.18. The left-arm seamer has made a strong comeback under Rishabh Pant's leadership after getting dropped from the Indian squad due to his poor form and fitness.

Despite having a lot of high scoring encounters, Khaleel Ahmed has leaked just 8 runs per over in this tournament. Hence, we can witness some more action from the left-arm pacer in the upcoming games.

Rishabh Pant understands what bowlers want: Khaleel Ahmed

Khaleel Ahmed - Delhi Capitals - IPL 2022

Khaleel Ahmed has used his variations very well in this tournament and also made good use of the slower balls as well.

After T Natarajan's exclusion, the Indian management needs a left-arm pacer who can bowl according to the conditions and can vary his variations as well. In that case, Khaleel Ahmed surely has knocked on the doors of the selectors with his consistent performance this season.

Ravi Shastri has also impressed with his performance and wants the selectors to make him fly for the upcoming mega event which is going to take place in Australia.

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Besides, Khaleel Ahmed shared a few words about his skipper Rishabh Pant and said, "I am enjoying playing under Rishabh Pant’s captaincy. I have played with him before so the communication with him is very good and Rishabh Pant understands what bowlers want. So, he is not forceful as a captain."

"He is very flexible and understands whenever he discusses something about cricket. If he feels that bowler is confident then he backs them. In this way, better results come in bowling. So, I feel that he is doing very good. In times to come after captaining more matches he will get better," the 24-year-old added.