Arshdeep Singh, Kings XI Punjab, KXIP vs RR, Indian Premier League, IPL 2019
Arshdeep Singh is a left-arm seamer, who relies on control and bounce off the deck. @ Twitter/Kings XI Punjab

Kings XI Punjab were on the verge of fielding two debutantes in Australian allrounder Moises Henriques and Indian teen left-arm pacer Arshdeep Singh. However, minutes before the toss on Tuesday, Henriques injured himself and Andrew Tye replaced him as the hosts went in with one debutante in Arshdeep for their important fixture against Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL 2019) at the IS Bundra Stadium in Mohali.

Here’s some few facts about Punjab’s Arshdeep Singh:

Arshdeep Singh’s left-arm seamer, who relies on control and bounce off the deck because of his height. His pace varies in the late 120s and early 130s.

Arshdeep has not had much experience in the domestic circuit. The 20-year-old has picked up six wickets in as many matches after making his debut against Himachal Pradesh in September last year.

Arshdeep wreaked havoc against Rajasthan, representing Punjab U23 in the Col CK Nayudu Trophy. He took eight wickets in the second innings, including a hat-trick in the second innings. He ended with a 10-wicket haul as Arshdeep’s team won by an innings and 208 runs. (LIVE, Kings XI Punjab vs Rajasthan Royals)

The Guna, Madhya Pradesh-born fast bowler Arshdeep Singh was part of India’s U-19 World Cup winning squad in 2018 where he played under the leadership of batting prodigy Prithvi Shaw.

He was bought by Kings XI Punjab at the IPL 2019 auctions at his base price of INR 20 lakhs. (ALSO READ: Everything you need to know about Ashton Turner – Rajasthan Royals latest IPL debutant)

“Mumbai Indians and KXIP had called me for trials but I was looking only to break into the Punjab Ranji Trophy side this season. God was kind enough to give me an IPL contract,” Arshdeep told a leading newspaper daily.