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'A lot of credit for my wickets goes to Jasprit Bumrah': Arshdeep Singh rates India's bowling after win against Australia

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NEW DELHI: As Australia tasted another defeat at the T20 World Cup on Monday, 25-year-old left-arm pacer Arshdeep Singh emerged as one of the standout performers in the T20 World Cup for India, claiming 15 wickets in six matches with an impressive average of 11.86 and an economy rate of 7.41 runs per over.

His performance is complemented by Jasprit Bumrah , who has secured 11 wickets in the same number of games, maintaining an exceptionally low economy rate of 4.08 runs per over.

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Following the win against the Aussies, Singh attributed a significant portion of his success to Bumrah's ability to exert pressure on the opposition.

"I guess a lot of credit goes to Jasprit because he puts a lot of pressure on the batters. He gives what, three or four runs in and over," Arshdeep said, as quoted by PTI.

According to Singh, Bumrah's stringent bowling spells forced batsmen to adopt a more aggressive approach against the other bowlers, thereby increasing the chances of taking wickets.

"So, batsmen are coming hard against me and when they are trying, I just have to try and bowl my best ball and there are a lot of chances of getting wickets there because on the other hand they see the runs are not coming and the asking rate is going high. So, they take more risk against me and there's a chance always of getting a wicket there. So there's a lot of credit for my wickets goes to Jasprit," he added.

In addition to the pace duo, spinner Kuldeep Yadav also made significant contributions to the team's success. With seven wickets in just three games, Yadav has demonstrated his ability to deliver under pressure, providing crucial breakthroughs when needed.

"Kuldeep is a champion spinner. Whenever he gets a chance, he delivers and he's always been in the wickets and today as well he was bowling from the tough end and even against the wind, he managed to bowl at around 6 an over and took crucial wickets," explained Arshdeep, heaping praise on the chinaman bowler.

On Tuesday, India's batting lineup set a formidable total of 205-5, largely due to a stellar innings by skipper Rohit Sharma , who scored 92 runs off 41 balls, including 7 fours and 8 sixes.

Despite a strong start from Australia's Travis Head, who scored 76 off 43 balls, the Australian team was restricted to 181-7, thanks to tight bowling spells from Kuldeep, Arshdeep, and Bumrah.

This victory boosted India's position in the T20 World Cup, setting a positive tone as they advanced to the semi-finals against England.
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