Arjun Nagwaswala has gained a lot of attention recently after joining India’s squad for the ICC World Test Championship final against New Zealand and the Test series against England. The 23-year-old player had surprising picks in his standby group. Opener Abhimanyu Easwaran and fast bowler, Avesh Khan, Prasidh Krishna, are the other three standby in the three squads. Though Iswaran, Krishna and Avesh are household names thanks to his great performance in domestic cricket, Arzan is not aware of many. For Anwar, he is a Gujarat left-arm fast bowler who has been influential recently. India’s predetermined playing eleven for the ICC World Test Championship final: a possible Indian cricket team line-up for the summit clash against New Zealand.
The left-arm pacer, who has represented India in red-ball cricket, has been around for some time now, and the selectors will expect Nagavaseva to make his mark. Nagwaswala enjoyed a sensational campaign in the Ranji Trophy 2019-20 and went one step closer to making his India debut. Although the fast bowler is not known to fire a speed gun, his ability to move the ball both the way and the accuracy makes him effective. Also, facing him in the nets could help Virat Kohli and co tackle Trent Boult in the pinnacle clash. Meanwhile, as Arzan prepares to travel to Britain, let’s look at some quick facts about him.
Arzan Nagwaswala Quick Facts:
# Arzan Nagwaswala was born on 17 October 1997 in Surat, Gujarat.
# Nagwaswala made his first-class debut against Baroda in Vadodara during the 2017-18 season.
# The left-arm pacer registered a five-wicket haul against Mumbai only in his third first-class game.
# He finished his first Ranji Trophy season with 21 wickets in 8 matches with the best figures of 5/90.
# In the following season, Nagavasawala was Gujarat’s leading wicket-taker with 41 wickets for eight.
# Nagasiwala’s best first-class figures came in January 2020, as the left-arm pacer took 10 wickets against Punjab.
# The fast bowler also has 39 and 21 wickets in 20 List-A and 15 T20 matches.
# He is the only left-arm fast bowler in India’s squad for the WTC final against New Zealand.
The WTC finals are taking place on 18 June at the Agus Bowl in Southampton. Although India have performed exceptionally recently in Test cricket, Kane Williamson’s men gain little in this struggle, with the situation in New Zealand and England being quite similar. In addition, he scored a 2–0 win in his previous Test series last year. Therefore, Virat Kohli’s men need to put their best foot forward.
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