Former Indian pacer Ashish Nehra sees Rinku Singh as a strong contender for T20 World Cup, says he has opened eyes of many

Gujarat Titans' coach and veteran Indian pacer Ashish Nehra praised the immense talent possessed by Rinku Singh, asserting that he holds a promising potential to break into the Indian T20I squad.

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Ashish Nehra-Rinku Singh (Source: Twitter)

Ashish Nehra-Rinku Singh (Source: Twitter)

After the heart-wrenching loss in the ODI World Cup final against Australia, Indian Cricket needed some new spark. The bilateral T20I series against Australia was expected to inject that new spark of exuberant youth into the Indian setup and it did not disappoint.

India managed to get an unassailable lead over the younger Australian side and the biggest find of the series Rinku Singh whose name has been one name that echoes through the cricketing corridors. The rising left-handed batter has not only impressed the fans but has also caught the attention of experts, including former Indian pacer Ashish Nehra.

Rinku Singh's explosive batting has been a game-changer for the Indian team. Under the captaincy of Suryakumar Yadav, Rinku, often referred to as the 'finisher,' has played a pivotal role in India's victories. Ashish Nehra is quite hopeful of Rinku Singh's chances of making it through in the Indian T20 World Cup squad for the World Cup as the aggressive batter has the guts and acumen to finish games for India which is not an easy skill to possess.

World Cup is still far away: Ashish Nehra

According to Ashish Nehra, there's no denying that Rinku Singh is a strong contender for a spot in India's T20 World Cup squad. However, Nehra emphasizes the challenges ahead, considering the fierce competition for limited spots. As Nehra points out, Rinku Singh faces tough competition from players like Jitesh Sharma and Tilak Varma.

He said, "There is no doubt that Rinku Singh is a contender for inclusion in India's T20 World Cup squad. But the World Cup is still far away and the spot he is fighting for has many challengers. You can look at Jitesh Sharma (the wicketkeeper batsman) and Tilak Verma."

He also emphasized, "We will have to discuss the positions where Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, and Hardik Pandya will play. So, we have to see how many spots are available in the 15-member squad. But one thing is sure, he has opened everyone's eyes and put everyone under pressure. But there is still a lot of time to go. The trip to South Africa is coming up followed by the IPL,".

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