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Srinagar: Former India batter Gautam Gambhir has said that India young pacer Arshdeep Singh need to sort out his no ball issues and concentrate on his line and length.

In the T20 against New Zealand, Arshdeep blowing final over gave out a disastrous show.

He kickstarted the proceedings with a front foot no ball which was hammered for a six by Daryl Mitchell. The Indian pacer ended up leaking 27 runs in the final over as New Zealand managed to post a match-winning total of 176/6 in 20 overs at Ranchi.

“I think. these numbers are fine, It can go south and it can go north. But the most important thing is you can’t afford to bowl those no-balls. That is absolutely unacceptable, especially at this level, and it can come back to hurt you and the team big time,” Gambhir told Star Sports.

“And that is exactly what happened in the previous game. Just keep the basics right. See, World Cup conditions are completely different from what you normally get back home. In Australia, it was swinging and it was still bouncing, decent carry as well with the new ball. But when you play at the sub-continent, these are flat wickets,” Gambhir added.

He said that Arshdeep doesn’t have the pace in his arsenal like Umran Malik and Mohammed Siraj and need to develop variations in his bowling.

“You gonna have something different up your sleeves whether it’s a slower one or a slower bouncer. Some kind of variation. Unfortunately, he doesn’t have the speed to actually rattle the batsmen. So he’s got to develop some variation. He is not Umran Malik, he’s not Mohammed Siraj. So one thing he needs to do is probably try and keep it very simple and sort his no balls out which is equally important,” Gambhir added.

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