Ishan Kishan scored 206 goals for India in the series against South Africa© Twitter
Ishan Kishan’s opening batter is a big feature in the T20 International (T20I) five-game series against South Africa, and he finished as the highest scorer in the competition with 206 games. Kishan hit two half-century and batted with a strike rate of 150.36 in the series. However, the world is slim to the XI playing when India travel to Australia for the 2022 T20 World Cup in November, with the first-round pick Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul set to return to the squad.
While Rohit, who is also the captain, has been rested for the South African series, KL Rahul has been ruled out with a hamstring injury.
Speaking during T20I 5th in Bengaluru, Indian batter legend Sunil Gavaskar said the best opening match at the T20 World Cup will be of Rohit and Rahul.
“I would think the opening match would be, if KL Rahul fits, then KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma,” Gavaskar said when asked about India’s perfect opening partnership at the World Cup.
Former South African captain Graeme Smith agreed with Gavaskar and explained why Kishan, despite his excellent form, would not attract two veteran stars on the Indian side.
I would also go with Sunny well, I think that was two outstanding open batters. People will talk about Ishan Kishan, but I always think Kl Rahul and Rohit Sharma have done the business and the two Indian batters will be at the top. the order is there, ”Smith said.
Ishan Kishan will, therefore, have further worlds to push his case when India travels to Ireland for the T20I-two series there.
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