Amar Virdi’s attacking skill could set him apart, says Vikram Solanki

Amar Virdi has “responded extremely well” to the challenge of improving his fitness, according to Surrey’s new head coach, Vikram Solanki.

Although only 21 years old, Virdi has long been seen as one of the most exciting spin-bowling prospects in the English game. He was a key part of Surrey’s County Championship-winning side of 2018, and followed that up by topping the side’s bowling averages in the same competition in 2019.

But while there was little doubting his ability, there were some concerns about his fitness. He suffered a stress fracture over the winter of 2018-19 and did not immediately win a recall upon his recovery due to concerns over that fitness.

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Solanki, however, believes such days are in the past. He now believes Virdi is among the fitter players in the Surrey squad and that his dedication will help him…

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