Who is Arzan Nagwaswalla (Parsi)?
Arzan Nagwaswalla is an Indian cricketer who was born on 17 October 1997. He made his List A debut for Gujarat in the 2017–18 Vijay Hazare Trophy on 11 February 2018. Arzan Nagwaswalla made his first-class debut for Gujarat in the 2018–19 Ranji Trophy on 1 November 2018. He made his Twenty20 debut for Gujarat at the 2018–19 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy on 25 February 2019.
In May 2021, he was named as one of four standby players in India’s Test squad for the final of the 2019–2021 ICC World Test Championship and their away series against England.
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Arzan Nagwaswalla, a Parsi in Team India after 28 years. The youngest member of a Parsi community from the village of Nargol, Nagwaswalla is the first Parsi cricketer to break into the Indian men’s team since 1975. While Engineer played his final Test for India in 1975, Diana Edulji’s last game in the women’s team came in July 1993. “It’s an opportunity I was looking forward to for a long time.
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|Full name||Arzan Rohinton Nagwaswalla|
|Born||17 October 1997 (age 23) Surat, Gujarat, India|
Nagwaswalla rose to prominence with a five-wicket haul against Mumbai at the Wankhede in his debut season in 2018, returning figures of 5 for 78 in 23.3 overs. The 2019-20 season of the Ranji Trophy is when he came into his own, validating all the hype around him, with 41 wickets. His bowling average was just 18.36 and strike-rate, 39.4, as he bagged three fifers, and one ten-wicket haul against Punjab.
Although he was unsold at the IPL auction ahead of the 2021 season, a call up to be on standby with the Indian squad would’ve made up for it. “He will get (an IPL chance) because he has the talent. He will get it,” says Desai.
Nagwaswalla is famous for his ability to swing the red ball in first-class cricket. His proclivity to get among the wickets is right up there in List A and T20 cricket. He has 39 wickets in 20 List A matches at an average of 21.76 and strike rate of 24.9 and 21 wickets in 15 T20s, averaging 16.38 and a strike-rate of 14. What is even more impressive is an economy rate of just 6.97 in T20 cricket. In the 2021 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, he picked 9 wickets in just 5 matches for Gujarat with a strike-rate of 10.3.
“Because of the existing bio-bubble, maybe he got picked for the nets… but if there’s an availability in the Indian side, he can surely get picked,” Desai adds.
PARSI CRICKETERS TO HAVE PLAYED FOR INDIA
Sorabji Hormasji Munchersha Colah
Khershed Rustomji Meherhomji
Rusitomji Sheriyar Modi
Jamshed Khudadad Irani
Keki Khurshedji Tarapore
Pahlan Ratanji Umrigar
Nariman Jamshedji Contractor
Rusi Framroze Surti
Rusi Jeejeebhoy – Reserve wicketkeeper – India’s tour of the West Indies, 1971
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