All About Arshdeep Singh And His Cricket Career

Arshdeep Singh was born on 5 February 1999, meaning he is only 23 years old. Currently, he plays for Punjab at the domestic level and he also participates in the Indian Premier League, playing for Punjab Kings. Singh has been playing cricket ever since he was 13 years old, but he came to prominence in 2018, representing India in the Under-19 cricket world cup.

He only played in two matches during the tournament, but he made a name for himself, impressing everyone with his pace and bowling skills. Singh is a left-arm medium-fast bowler. He is known for his pace in the field and he has been recorded to bowl consecutively at a pace of up to 145 kilometres per hour.

After his display in the 2018 under-19 world cup, many teams wanted him during the player auction of 2019 for the Indian Premier League but it was Punjab Kings that finally got to sign him. It took some time before he made his professional debut for Punjab Kings (Kings XI Punjab), making his debut on 16 April 2019. His performance was rewarded by getting a call-up in India’s squad for the 2019 ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup that was being held in Bangladesh.

Personal Information About Arshdeep Singh

Full NameArshdeep Singh
Height1.85 meters, 6 foot
DOB5 February 1999
Location of BirthGuna. Madhya Pradesh in India
Batting StyleLeft-handed bat
RoleBowler
ReligionSikhism
SpouseNot married as of March 2022
NationalityIndian
ParentsDarshan Singh (Father), BaljitKaur (Mother)
Bowling StyleLeft-arm fast-medium
SiblingsUnnamed elder brother working in Canada
Teams played forPunjab Kings, India Under-19 team, India national team
Zodiac SignAquarius
Hair colour/ Eye colourBlack/ Black
HobbiesSingh’s favourite hobby is travelling.

Family Background Of Arshdeep Singh

Twenty-three years ago, Sigh was born in Guna, Madhya Pradesh to Darshan Singh (his father) and BaljitKaur (his mother). In his family, they are all Sikhs, and his dad worked at the DCM as chief of security officer. He has an elder brother who works in Canada but it has not been ascertained the type of work he does in the country. Singh went to school at Guru Nanak Public School for his early education.

However, it is not known whether he went to college or studied online. His university/college information has not been made public yet. As of now, Singh is not married and it is not known whether he has a girlfriend or not. His relationship status is probably single, and he is concentrating on his career. Singh’s favourite bowler is Mitchell Stare. He has several hobbies, but one of his favourite ones is travelling.

Achievements Of Arshdeep Singh

  • In 2017, Arshdeep Singh was one of the finest players on the field playing for India, picking a five-wicket haul during the Challenger Trophy, something that turned out to be a turning point for his career.
  • In the 2018 Under-19 Cricket World Cup held in New Zealand, Singh had a solid performance, picking up two wickets and conceding only ten runs in seven overs when India played Zimbabwe.
  • Singh was the highest wicket-taker during his debut game in first-class.
  • Singh had a solid display at the 2017-18 VinooMankad Trophy tournament, in which he became the second-highest wicket-taker during the tournament.
  • Singh has picked up over 42 wickets in the T20 competition, and he even picked up five wickets in a match.
  • Singh maintained a consistent pace of 145 kilometres per hour during the under-19 world cup in 2018.
  • Singh represented the national team in Sri Lanka after he was named as one of the five net bowlers to represent India.
  • Singh became the youngest player ever in the Indian Premier League to claim a five-wicket haul, setting the record at 22 years old and 228 days old. This record was set during a match against Rajasthan Royals on 21 September 2021.

Singh is still young, and his career is just shooting, so there is much room for more records soon. He’s doing pretty well for Punjab Kings, and soon enough he might become a regular in India’s national team, a spot that is highly coveted given that cricket is the most popular sport in the country, and there is huge competition for a spot in the national team. The fact that Singh got selected for the team in 2021 is an achievement on its own.

All Format Career Summary Of Arshdeep Singh

Domestic Career Of Arshdeep

Arshdeep Singh has been a cricketer since he was a little boy, given that he started playing the game when he was only 13 years old. In 2012, Singh was playing cricket under CoachJaswantRai at GNPS School and he was one of the top performers. However, his first notable tournament in cricket was during the Punjab Inter-District ODI championship where he claimed 19 wickets in only five matches, representing Chandigarh in the AP Azad Trophy in 2017.

Later that year, he made his debut in his international youth career, representing India Under-19 team against Malaysia Under-19 at the ACC under-19 Asia Cup. Still, in 2017, Singh represented the India Red team at the Challenger Trophy, where he showcased his capabilities as a bowler. In that tournament, Singh managed to pick up seven wickets, including a five-wicket haul. After this match, everyone wanted to know who this boy was, and that’s how he came into the limelight.

With the focus on him after the performance with the Red team, Singh did not disappoint when he was selected to represent India during the under-19 cricket World Cup of 2018. During the match against Zimbabwe, he had one of the best performances of his career, bowling with an economy rate of 1.43 and picking up two wickets during the match. As a reward for his performance, Singh was selected to represent India’s under-23 team, and he was an integral part of the team, picking up eight wickets against Rajasthan and picking up a hat-trick while at it. His performances continued to be rewarded, getting selected for the Vijay Hazare 2018/19 team.

IPL Career Of Arshdeep

After his performance in his domestic career, big teams noticed Singh, and in December 2018, he was bought by Punjab Kings. He made his debut against Rajasthan Royals. Punjab Kings is one of the finest cricket teams in the Indian Premier League so there was no way Singh was going to make a place straight to the first eleven.

In the first season, he played only three matches but he was still retained by his team ahead of the 2020 auction. In the three matches, Singh managed to pick up three wickets. In 2020, Singh picked up eight wickets, and in 2021 he picked up 18 wickets. He’s gradually becoming an integral part of the team, and he has showcased more than once that he can keep the batsman even under pressure.

International Career & T20 Series Of Arshdeep

Singh was picked up in the national team in 2021 to replace a player diagnosed with Covid-19, representing the country in the Sri Lanka tour in the T20 series. He was part of the team for the last two matches.

ODI Career Of Arshdeep

Arshdeep Singh is yet to represent India in this category and but he’s a pretty good bowler so he’ll probably get to represent his country soon.

Social Media Handles Of Arshdeep Singh

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FAQ

1. What is the bowling speed of Arshdeep Singh?

His average bowling speed is between 23.38 and 29.94.

2. Where was Arshdeep Singh born?

Arshdeep Singh was born in Guna, India.

3. What is the meaning of Arshdeep?

His name means lamp of the sky, the light of the universe.