5 reasons why selectors missed a trick by omitting Khaleel Ahmed
Here are 5 reasons why selectors have missed a trick by omitting Khaleel Ahmed from the World Cup squad
1. A different angle
Khaleel Ahmed, being a left-arm bowler can create different angles while bowling. A right-handed batsman may find it difficult to take on a left-arm fast bowler especially in the death overs. He can bowl over the wicket and is also effective while bowling around the wicket to the right-handers. He is good at the reverse swing and has a deceptive slower ball as well.
2. Decent IPL form (Khaleel Ahmed)
Khaleel came into spotlight when he took 5 wickets for 30 keeps running against most outstanding opponents Pakistan in the 2016 U19 World Cup which additionally incorporated the wicket of future Pakistan International player Shadab Khan. Three years down the line, he is a much-improved bowler.
3. Mentored by Zaheer Khan
“I think I became a better bowler with his (Zaheer’s) advice,” the 21-year-old from Rajasthan said in an interview.
“I have spent a lot of time with Zaheer bhai (Khan) during my two-year stint at the Delhi . We played in different conditions during IPL and he always kept discussing on how to bowl at different surfaces,” he said .
4. History of left-arm pacers for India in World Cups
The new kid on the block is Khaleel Ahmed who has the skills to become a very good left-arm pace bowler for India. Traditionally left-arm pacers have done really well in the World Cup history.
5. Can get good bounce with his height
He can swing the new ball at pace and is likewise equipped for utilizing the old ball to further his potential benefit. Being as tall as 6′ 1″ he utilizes his stature to get more zip and ricochet off the wicket. He took 7 wickets against the Windies in only four ODIs which included a vocation best figure of 3/13 of every an arrangement played in India. In the IPL 2019, he took 19 wickets and was in intensely hot structure.