India is to go on a tour of England in June where she will play the World Test Champioship final against New Zealand from June 18 in Southampton, followed by a five-match Test against England. The series will also be played. For this, the senior selection committee of BCCI announced the Indian team and in this one name surprised everyone. Very few people have heard this name before Friday. This name is Arzan Nagwaswalla of Gujarat. Arjan will go on a stand by England tour. He is among the four standby players to accompany the team. Arjan created a stir in the cricket world when he destroyed Mumbai's strong batting order. He is a Parsi cricketer who came to Team India after a long time.
The left-arm pacer was not in the news earlier, but he came into the limelight only after being selected as a standby in Team India. Arjan made his debut in first-class cricket in 2018. He played his first match against Baroda. Arjan has played 16 first-class matches so far. He has taken 62 wickets in his name in so few matches. Speaking of List-A matches, Arjan has taken 39 wickets in 20 matches.
Five wickets were taken against Mumbai
Arjan got only one wicket in the first match. But in the same season, he was overshadowed by a match. Arjan got headlines in the cricket world in the 2018-19 season itself. He took five wickets in an innings against Mumbai. Arjan destroyed Mumbai in his own house at the Wankhede Stadium. He took the wickets of Suryakumar Yadav, Armaan Jaffer, Aditya Tare, Dhrumil Matkar and Siddesh Lad.
Amazing done in 2019-20 season
The first season saw a lack of consistency in the earning but in the 2019-20 season this left-arm fast bowler performed well and took 41 wickets in eight matches. This season, he took five wickets in an innings three times. He played a big role in reaching Gujarat in the semi-finals this season. In the 2021 Vijay Hazare Trophy too, he showed amazing with the ball. He took the team to the semi-finals with 19 wickets in seven matches.
Parsis represent the community
Arjans come from a community whose representation in cricket is negligible at this time. He is currently one of the most active Parsi cricketers at the national level. He was born on 17 October 1997 in Umbergaon, Nargal. This village is situated on the borders of Maharashtra and Gujarat. When he made his Ranji Trophy debut, he became the first Parsi cricketer to play Ranji Trophy after Jubin Bharucha. Zubeen has played cricket for Bombay from 1992 to 1995.