IND vs WI 1st T20 – Ishan Kishan to open in 1st T20: Ishan Kishan is set to open alongside Rohit Sharma…
IND vs WI 1st T20 – Ishan Kishan to open in 1st T20: Ishan Kishan is set to open alongside Rohit Sharma in the India vs WestIndies first T20 at the Brian Lara Stadium in the first T20 at Trinidad. KL Rahul was expected to join the team for the T20 series, but he tested positive for Covid-19 spoiling his comeback plans. After an impressive 3-0 win over West Indies, India will eye for another mega show in the T20 series, starting Friday. Follow India WestIndies 1ST T20 live updates with InsideSport.IN.
With the T20 World Cup coming up in October, it provides another chance for Ishan to impress the team management and seal his place.
India WestIndies 1ST T20: However, things have not gone according to plan for the southpaw from Jharkhand. He has not been amongst the runs. Ishan is known for his batting exploits, smashing bowlers all around the park, but he has not even come close to that in the UK.
His scores of 8, 16, 3 and 26 does not lay a solid case for him, making the five-match T20 series against WestIndies even more important. His form has been so poor that the Indian team even asked Rishabh pant to open the innings alongside Rohit Sharma in India’s last two T20s against England.
Pant did not impress too. And playing Pant at the top is not an ideal scenario. The wicketkeeper batter is at his menacing best in the middle overs against the spinners and final overs of the game.
— BCCI (@BCCI) July 27, 2022
It is at this juncture where Ishan has the edge. He plays fearless cricket at the top, and has been a major success as an IPL opener. If there is any place for Ishan Kishan in the Indian team, it is as a back up opener for the T20 World Cup.
It is also important to note that a fit KL Rahul will walk into the playing XI of the T20 World Cup. The Karnataka man is expected to make an international return in the tour of Zimbabwe and help him prepare for the big ticket event in Australia.