India has been investing heavily in super specialists in the last 18 months. Arshdeep fits into this category after displaying exceptional skills as a death bowler in the IPL. In fact, last season, with at least 40 deliveries bowled between 17 and 20 overs, only Bumrah managed a better economy rate than the 23-year-old left-arm pacer. And that too by just 0.2 points: 7.38 versus 7.58.
There is one more bolt in the Hooda squad. He also played his first game for India in 2022 after a breakout season with the Lucknow Super Giants, for which he scored 451 runs at a strike rate of 136.66. Although his sample size is small – eight innings as opposed to 14 in the last IPL – in international cricket, he has increased that strike rate to 155.85.
standby player – Mohammed Shami, Shreyas Iyer, Ravi Bishnoi, Deepak Chahar.